It’s been said before, but it’s worth repeating: There is no rulebook for this parenting gig. There are theories, strategies, baby whisperers, and 411 for just about every age group, but there is no rulebook.
There is no perfect way to parent.
There are no perfect parents.
There are no perfect kids.
Let’s make a deal, you and me; let’s stop focusing on perfect.
Perfect leads to snap judgments. If one parent is perfect, then countless others must be imperfect. This leads to competition. And probably a few more snap judgments….