The Hypocrisy of Parenting – HuffPost
Friends of new or even tenured parents need to know that the parent you are close to is doing their best. They may get some things wrong (we all do), but if their child is happy, kind, healthy, and being taught to respect others, they are doing something right. Most parents, even at their best, worry that they are making mistakes with their children. Moments of complete confidence that they have done it all correctly are rare, and the landscape of child rearing is filled with unexpected obstacles. So, unless there is something glaring and/or dangerous be careful about judging too harshly. The saying about walking a mile in another person’s shoes holds a lot of water here.