7 Myths Of Perfect Parenting

There’s a great article on the “7 Myths Of Perfect Parenting”Β  by Marie Hartwell-Walker over at Psych Central. Have a look, it’s well worth a read.

Parents always get obsessed with perfectionism when raising their kids. Everything has to be done exactly right, otherwise they’re considered bad parents.

However, it’s important for parents to realise that they will inevitably stumble now and then. Everybody does. And guess what?

As long as everything is done with love, children won’t be emotionally scarred the rest of their lives. They’ll still turn out OK.

So as Marie says in her article, parents won’t be perfect, but they’ll be perfect enough.

Psych Central doesn’t seem to have a comments section, so feel free to discuss the topic below. For starters, can you suggest any other “Myths Of Perfect Parenting”?

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by p a t t on 2 October, 2009 at 2:29 am

    good one!

    its a relief to read something like this πŸ™‚

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  2. As long as everything is done with love.

    i love this line…

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    • Sometimes things get taken for granted, like a parent’s love.

      Just the other day, I heard a lot of LOUD yelling outside my front door. I thought there was a fight going on!

      It was just a mom, yelling for a long time (with frequent use of F) at her toddler who’d wandered into our garden!

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  3. Posted by p a t t on 5 October, 2009 at 2:35 am

    then how? did you yell back at the mum?

    so rude!

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  4. I’m not a costumed vigilante who attacks bad parents you know. πŸ™‚ Anyway, they left before I’d opened the door.

    I actually hear mom’s swearing at kids at the top of their lungs all the time.

    Never once heard a dad do it oddly enough.

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  5. Posted by p a t t on 5 October, 2009 at 8:31 am

    are the dads usually around? :p

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  6. gee…hate this kind of moms ….

    have stayed in a place where the mom literally screamed her lungs out…and the children became quiet as mice…i felt it’s more like the mother who needs a beating, for being unable to control herself.

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    • Literally screamed her lungs out? πŸ™‚ /imagines lungs coming out

      Look on the bright side, at least she wasn’t using violence. I believe it’s still legal for parents to use force as they see fit.

      Reply

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