June 14, 2021

Being a “Perfect” Parent

I am not a perfect person. So why do I expect myself to be a perfect parent?

And even knowing that perfection can’t be attained, I still try to be the perfect parent. I try to research everything, try to create the perfect balance of stimulation and alone time for my children. I steamed and pureed baby food for months, and tried to support my children’s growth and learning. The standard I set for myself is often too high and truthfully exhausting.

Truthfully, dinners sometimes are frozen meals, screens are overused and my level of frustration sometimes simmers to explosion.

What I have come to embrace is that I am flawed. I want to my children to see me for my whole self, my strengths and my weaknesses. I was doing them a disservice trying to be the “perfect” mom. It’s a degree of excellence that can’t be met and I don’t want them to emulate that. As a role model for my children, I want to show that you can be happy, content and successful without being “perfect”.

What behaviors do you hope your children learn from you? Please share in the comments!




Subscribe To Our Weekly Newsletter

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: . You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Related Posts