NEWS: The good enough parent is the best parent!

Good news for all good enough parents out there. You’re doing great! Because: ‘Good enough parents do not strive to be perfect parents and do not expect perfection from their children.’ 

If we define parenting as caregiving to one’s child, then the best parent is not the one who parents most, and certainly not the one who parents least, but the one who parents just the right amount.  That’s the parent Goldilocks would pick, if she had tried out three different parents along with the three different bowls of porridge, chairs, and beds.  It’s the one most children would pick if they had the power to choose.’  This is what 
Peter Gray Ph.D. says in his blog The Good Enough Parent Is the Best Parent on Psychology today.

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