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How to Achieve Perfectionism in Parenting: Stop Trying to be Perfect

In Brene Brown’s book, Daring Greatly, she dedicates an entire chapter to what she calls, Wholehearted Parenting: Daring to be the adults we want our children to be. She says, “When we obsess over our parenting choices to the extent that most of us do, and then see someone else making different choices, we often perceive that difference as direct criticism of how we are parenting.” She goes on to write about not shaming yourselves, your kids, and other parents. I interpreted this chapter and much of her book as: ​we all need to be kinder to ourselves.

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Cultivating Resilience in Children

My father grew up in Washington Heights in the late 60’s and early 70’s. He talks about how the neighborhood was tough and that some of the kids he grew up with “made it out,” while others did not. Why did some of his peers survive (and even thrive) in the environment they lived in, while others did not? Is this something that is quantifiable? Can we teach it to our children?

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