On Giftedness and the Good Enough Parent



Well,  it is true.. there are many parenting styles, and equally many parent temperments as are there kid temperments…which is best?

The thing is that it often is dictated by the hand one is delt in life, and the temperments of the family members one lives with.. and what they might respond to..

Some thrive on controlled orderly environments, others may embrace chaos as the most creative avenue..

Some of us have the where withall to provide major out of this world experiences,  such as space camps and CTY  experiances for our kids.. and some find vision such simple things as raindrops and puddles and vegetable oil in water..

Thing is, bottom line… as parents..we do the best we can with what we’ve got at the time we have got it for those we love….

Nothing is better than that… learn to forgive yourself, as you are.. as good enough a parent as you can be…  tears will happen.. however in my book, and in reality…

If they are not on drugs, or died of them, if they are not alchoholics.. if they are (within relative reason for their age, and developmental stage) relatively happy and enjoying SOME parts of life… have some (or a ) friend…

Your ok parents.. so far anyways.. ;-D

  1. November 20, 2011 at 9:43p

    A co-worker recently shared advice she got from her mother … you do the best you can with what you’ve got, then you move on and hope for the best. It serves no good to do more than that. 🙂

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