You can be an ‘Elephant Mom’ in the Time of the Tiger Mother!
It’s okay for parents to nurture, protect, and encourage their children, especially when they’re very young. The best parent you can be is the one that you want to be. There is no perfect parent, just as there is no perfect kid.
Insightful reassuring article by Priyanka Sharma-Sindhar in The Atlantic Magazine.
“Literature, discussions and forums about parenting abound. As we look for the best ways to raise our kids, we gravitate toward what makes sense to us. After meeting Jernigan, I couldn’t help but think that if there were so many parents flocking to her group to learn how to better connect with their kids, maybe many of the differences I’d noticed weren’t as fundamental and deep-rooted as I’d believed. Perhaps parents, regardless of where they’re from, have more in common than not. The mom who spoke to me about grit also, on a separate occasion, spoke to me about wanting a slow separation from her child.”