A friend recently confessed to me that she sent a child to school without socks and that she has occasionally offered her children pop-tarts for breakfast. “Am I a bad mother?” she asked. She feels guilty that she hasn’t signed her child up for the Young Scientist program at a local museum.
Perfect children need perfect parents—good enough won’t do. The trouble is, though, none of us is perfect.
I’m excited to be speaking on the topic of perfectionism and parenting at Lesley Ellis School in Arlington, MA on Wednesday, January 13th at 7:00 pm. The event is part of the school’s ongoing series of Parent Education talks. These talks are free and open to the public. Please call or email the school for more information.
Lesley Ellis School
41 Foster Street
Arlington, MA 02474
I was a guest contributor this week to WBUR’s Commonhealth blog. You can read my entry here. Thanks.
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