Our list of how-to-parent rules seems to get longer and more complicated every day. It's like an information overload to us all.
Sometimes, it feels like the parenting police are standing in our homes. Judging us. Watching with beady little eyes as we tiredly plop the kids in front of a show, lose our cool as they once again track mud on the carpet, and send them to their room for a time out instead of communicating.
We see post after post, book after book, written on how to become better parents. Scream less. Hug more. Get down on their level. Learn their lingo. Try this method, then that. Use rewards. Don't bribe. Send them to daycare. Don't send them anywhere. Let them play. Start them learning early.
Then, one day, maybe - just maybe - you'll get it all right, and your kids will grow up to be world crusaders who dedicate everything they do to you and your amazing parenting skills.
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