Are you striving to be an excellent parent? Of course you want to be an excellent parent! You love your kids and want to do the best for them. You read parenting articles, books and take classes. You’re working hard to raise your children well.
How Are You Doing?
How do you measure how you are doing? If you were grading yourself as a parent, what grade would you give yourself? Do you score 100%? 110%? 60%?
What is the cut off for excellent parenting? Do you need to score at least 95%?
If these questions seem reasonable, you probably spent many years in schools that graded your work. You know what it’s like to strive for the perfect score. You know how it feels to get the top score and also how it feels to fall short.
The problem is relationships defy measurement. Nobody is giving out extra credit for getting your kids into bed on time or making a meal together. No psychologist will be assessing how well you’ve prepared your kids to launch as young adults.
What Is The Right Answer?
When you take tests in school, there are right answers and wrong answers. If you want to get a top score, you must know the right answers.
Finding the right answers involves judging different choices. What are the right answers in parenting?
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