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Perfectly Imperfect Parents

Gaining Freedom by Releasing the "Perfect Parent" Syndrome

Rosa Medina-Fassett | Posted 07.06.2015 | Parents
Rosa Medina-Fassett

There is no such thing as a "perfect parent." I was trying to be who I thought I should be and who I was told I should be, instead of who I actually was. I realized that, in trying to be a "perfect parent," I was missing the most important part of being a parent.

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.

Why I Never Assume Other Mothers Have It Together

Nicole Dash | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Nicole Dash

This blond-haired woman, who at first glance seemed perfectly put together, was secretly falling apart because of the overwhelming impact having two children only 15 months apart was having on her ability to cope. She was a perfectionist and wanted to be good at everything, but was frustrated because she needed help.

How to Teach Our Kids About the Perils of Lying

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
The Chopra Well

"As a pediatrician and as a mom, my rule is that lying is never OK. This is a boundary -- and an important one at that -- because it keeps kids safe."

Should Parents Allow Their Kids onto Social Media?

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.01.2013 | Parents
The Chopra Well

I have to admit when it comes to my kids, social media has been ensconced in a general aura of fear. It's the unknown that promises to expose my kids to too much information, too much access and too many opportunities to interact with people I don't want them to interact with.

Where Do We Draw the Line With Bullying?

Mallika Chopra | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Mallika Chopra

Kids can be mean. Perhaps it's part of their exploration of boundaries and their power in social circles. As parents, we can teach our own kids the importance of kindness, respect and treating others as we want them to be treated. And, we can guide them to stand up to bullies.