Two pieces of advice for parents. First, stop googling stuff. No matter what symptom or emotion or action you google, the top results will always be about how everything is doomed. Just stop.
Secondly, always be flexible. I definitely struggle with this one, but I’ve learned that sometimes you just need to go through the Chick-fil-A drive thru and eat in the back of the car in a half empty Lowe’s parking lot.
Oh, and here’s a free third thought: God bless caffeine. That’s all.