I’m so sick of parenting advice. It can be so harmful. Why do we think we need someone else to tell us how to do this thing called parenting?
I’ve talked to hundreds of parents over the years. Some I’ve come in contact with as their child’s elementary school teacher. Some of them have called the crisis line I coordinate. Some of them were fellow preschool parents. Some are friends. One is a sister. One thing we can all agree on through the hazy fog of parenting is this:
We aren’t sure how to do it.
So we search. We read the books. We read the articles. We read, read, read and try, try, try, to do this right. We are inundated with media images of how to be the happy, balanced family. This searching is crazy-making, both literally and figuratively.
In my case, is was literally. I developed a…
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