Parents lie. It’s a fact. Yes, they lie to their kids, but those lies usually make some kind of sense. But parents also lie to other parents, laying out standards that they know perfectly well are unattainable or tactless.
What’s worse is after those parents find out they’ve been lied to, they go right on perpetuating those same myths to other parents!
I’ve often wondered if they do this as some sort of hazing ritual to new parents, or if they still believe the lies and are trying to cover up the fact that they are different.
See if these eight common myths about parenting are true of you!
1) The More Involved You Are, the Better Parent You Are
Please, just stop. Being involved with your kid is great, but you have to decide what that looks like for your family.
Being involved can mean spending one-on-one time with your kids. It can mean doing homework with them or letting them help make dinner.
It DOES NOT mean that you have to be the parent volunteer for every class function and be on a first name basis with every teacher in the school.