Snap Judgments

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….

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About Katie

Katie Hurley is a Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapist and Parenting Expert in Los Angeles, CA. She works in private practice in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, writes for PBS Parents, Washington Post Parents, and the Huffington Post. She is the author of "The Happy Kid Handbook: How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World" (Tarcher/Penguin, 2015) and the forthcoming "No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls" (Penguin Random House, 2018)