Over the years, I have sat with many parents who described themselves as a failure. They said they felt like they let their kid down, or failed them in some significant way. Children don’t have to be in therapy for parents to question whether or not they are doing a good job in the parenting department. So how do parents judge their success at parenting?
I can’t cite a source, but the following is how it was explained to me long ago. Many parents I have shared this with have agreed wholeheartedly as they nod their heads while hearing it described. Proof or not, judge for yourself.