Stu has this to say about parenting honestly:
My hack is simple. Be open about the difficulties of parenting. Be open to other ideas and be supportive of criticism. There is no shame in needing assistance in order to become a better parent. In other words, contrary to popular opinion: Please tell me how to better parent my child! The worst thing that could happen is that I would disagree with your advice and choose not to follow your example. Parenting should be egoless.
I agree that perfectionism and defensiveness never helps. We've all got blind spots. As long as you a) respect your own gut instincts (I can't stress this enough) and b) remember that every child and family is unique, other perspectives often illuminate what can be a dark and twisty road.
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