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Abstract : Various mental health problems can affect the child's future, and bad conditions can be caused by improper parenting. Positive parenting can optimize the growth of children's development and mental health. However, until now, there is still limited research related to the experience of parenting for their children. This study explores parents' experiences in providing care for their children. The type of research used is qualitative research with a phenomenological approach. Eight mothers who meet the inclusion criteria have been involved as participants, and data collection is carried out through in-depth interviews and observations at locations agreed with the participants. In-depth interviews were conducted until saturated information was obtained so that no new themes emerged. The data collection results were analyzed using Colaizzi analysis by reading interview transcripts repeatedly, generating coding and categories, and formulating themes. Efforts to ensure trustworthiness are carried out through triangulation and peer debriefing. Member checking with participants ensures a common perception of the information conveyed. Based on the analysis results, five themes were identified, including limited understanding, errors in parenting, changes in children's behavior, trying to correct mistakes, and the need for partner support. It was concluded that comprehensive attention should be given to children's growth and development without neglecting their mental health. Communication between parents and teachers must be activated to achieve harmony in conveying information to children so that children's growth and development are optimal.