There’s a lot of trial and error involved in being a parent. Don’t get discouraged—everybody makes mistakes, questions themselves, and has moments when they feel insecure.
Am I being too strict? Am I spoiling the baby? Parents constantly ask themselves questions like these. There’s no single right answer for every situation. Today there are many types of families. Determine your roles as parents according to your values and to the needs and strengths of you and your partner.
Children need love and support but they also need rules and limits. As a parent, you will sometimes be loving and affectionate. But you will also sometimes be an educator enforcing the rules. You’ll find your own way to combine the two roles.