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Parenting Guilt

11 Parenting Confessions That You Don't Feel Guilty About

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 03.12.2015 | Parents

In a February blog post, dad John Kinnear listed 20 so-called "horrible" things he and his wife do to their kids that they just don't feel guilty abou...

The Single Worst Part of Becoming a Parent

The Next Family | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
The Next Family

I know that it's good for us to be apart. I know she thrives when socializing with other kids and developing relationships with family and close friends. But I feel horrible for abandoning her, and wonder if she internalizes it as "mama cares about something else more than me."

I've Given Up On My New Year's Resolutions -- And You Should, Too

Kim Simon | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Kim Simon

What if we refused to allow January to shame us into feelings of inadequacy? What if we took a cue from toddlers everywhere and turned up our noses at what January was serving us?

Some Reasons You Are A Bad Parent

David Lesser | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
David Lesser

This post isn't about making you feel bad about yourself. It's a reminder: Don't judge yourself too harshly against the idealized versions of family that people put out there. Also, don't judge other parents too harshly when the choices they make are different than your own.

Struggling With Perfectionist Parenting

Brenda Rothman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
Brenda Rothman

I love this kid. Thank you, Jack. Thank you, life. Thank you for showing me the beauty in everyday things, the beauty in the cracks that make me who I am and the beauty in every soul.

The Secret Shame Of Motherhood

Brenda Rothman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Parents
Brenda Rothman

We are worthy because we are there every day with love, hope and faith. We love. We laugh. We encourage. Even though we don't know what the future holds. We mother in spite of that uncertainty.

Dadmissions: The Pete Rose of Parenting

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

I placed my bet and I placed it on misbehavior. Truth be told, the kids were up late the night before and my spider senses were tingling, telling me that these kids would be headed for a total meltdown if we went out at night.

LOOK: 7-Year-Old's Note Is One Big Guilt Trip

Posted 09.03.2013 | Parents

Today's cute kid note is really a massive guilt trip, if we've ever seen one. In Dad's defense, he probably really, really needs to get some sleep. ...

When Good Parents Grow Ugly

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

Who says that the second we have kids, we're supposed to behave like saints, suddenly free of the baggage we've carried around for years? I personally wish someone had pulled me aside at a young age and explained that parents are just trying to find their way as they go.

Parenting Under a Microscope

Katie Hurley | Posted 04.24.2013 | Parents
Katie Hurley

The microscope will make you anxious. It will make you question every decision you make and do things that you wouldn't ordinarily do. It will add significant stress to your parenting experience, if you let it.