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Quitting and Failing are not the Same Thing

Competitive parenting is the ruin of many a mother’s self esteem. Benchmarks, milestones, highlights plague parents even as they repeat the mantra that every child is different, every one unique. They find themselves wondering if their baby is more advanced than their neighbor’s niece. Their parents start in with the ever-popular “when you were his age…” Well-meaning mothers meeting at playgroups offer advice while others silently stew, worried about their own child’s development. Continue reading

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