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The Garden Of Good Intentions

Marie Zullo | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
Marie Zullo

Walking through the yard, I came across some irises I had purchased 4 years ago. They were thriving, right along with the weeds, even though they were still in the pot they came in when I purchased them. I really need to plant those, I thought. I thought that every time I walked by these irises, but this time, I was going to do it.

Perfect Parents Bum Me Out

Andrea Mowery | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents
Andrea Mowery

Raising flawed kids has tested my mettle, given me patience and grown me in places I never thought I'd needed to grow. It has humbled me like nothing else ever could.

If Only There Was a One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Parenting

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

There may be techniques and tools that are helpful. But each family is different -- each child is different -- and parents have to integrate and implement what works best for them and for their children.

Gay Parents, Claim the Right to Be Imperfect

Dawn Dais | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents
Dawn Dais

There are so many people and organizations in the world who regularly proclaim LGBT families to be less than. The natural reaction to that hatred is our own proclamations that we are PERFECT! Our kids are PERFECT! Our family's PERFECTION puts your straight mediocrity to shame!

'Good Enough'

Sheila Quirke | Posted 07.18.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

Embrace the concept of "Good Enough." Breathe it in, breathe it out. Let it wrap around you and soothe your tired, worried, guilty soul. Everything is going to be okay.

Is There Such Thing As Perfect Parenting?

salon.com | Posted 08.20.2011 | Divorce

There are two kinds of parents in the world. There are those who strive to re-create for their children the blissful upbringings that they themselves ...