3 Reasons You're Not the Parent You Want to Be

December 22, 2014 3:08 PM

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Being a parent in the modern world sucks. Not all the time. Sometimes your kids are cute and tell you that they love you and your heart melts and you remember why you thought becoming a parent might be a good idea. The rest of the time you are frustrated, beat yourself up for not finding that elusive "balance," or feel guilty when you do. Maybe it's just me, but I often worry that I might be doing lasting psychological damage to my offspring.

Parenting well is hard. Even when it goes well, it's difficult. How do you know when the latest annoying behavior is just a passing phase or the beginning of some dreadful character flaw in your kid that needs to be addressed right now? What if the way you respond to tantrums is actually making them...

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