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Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Good points, Todd!

Well, you know from many of my posts that I have often felt mired in the "bad parts" of parenting!

I actually think we've gotten *more* touchy-feely about parenting these days, then parents were "back in the days". As a result of all this new pressure to be everything to our kids, I think many parents end up feeling depressed and inferior--simply because they ARE human, and they do feel--quite understandably--that being a parent sometimes sucks.

Todd Lieman's picture Todd Lieman

I agree with that. Back in the day - if a kid melted down...he/she was just being two. Now if it happens, "I'm a bad parent!" Not only does being a parent maybe suck, but they feel like they suck, which is even worse. (Plus, I just like writing suck as much as possible.)