Why ‘Potential’ is a Dangerous Word for Parenting

A man smiling down at a seated young boy with a foot ball under his feet
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The Pressure of “Full Potential”

Connection vs. Correction

According to clinical psychologist Dr. Shefali Tsabary, ideally, we should aim for 80% connection and 20% correction.

The Incestuous Parental Ego

The dangerous lesson we learn from this is that we earn our love from what we do, not from who we are.

Accept the Ordinariness



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