Perfection and parenting don't mix. But that doesn't keep us parents from worrying all the time about what we've done wrong. The reality, though, is that children are very forgiving and actually learn a lot from seeing their moms and dads make mistakes. So, let's examine why we fall so often into the SuperParenting trap.
1. We worry about others judging us. Somehow we think other families have it all figured out. Nothing can be further from the truth. Once you admit you are concerned say, about your child's aggression, most parents will not only be sympathetic, but they'll dive in with their own examples.
2. We over-schedule ourselves. There are only 24 hours in a day, but sometimes families try to pack in too much. Our kids need to learn that it is better to go slowly and value the experience than to rush from one thing to the next.
3. We think more is better. Children pick up on this message early on. Try to avoid comparing your family with others in terms of material goods. Instead, teach your children to be grateful for what they already have.