Yessss!!! Children take a great deal of emotional discipline in every aspect of life. It’s a commitment, not an experience.
If you were ever to witness a messy divorce, ugh!! It seems as though all judges — all people — are more concerned with parents getting their ‘parental experience’, their ‘parental rights’, than with the actual well-being and emotional development of the child/children. Keep giving the parent a chance because they “deserve” (why???) a chance to be a better parent. I don’t know why parenthood is viewed as an entitlement, it diminishes the seriousness of bringing another human into this society.