Let’s Be Honest, Sometimes You Have to Compromise

Every generation of parents has its own challenges to grapple with, but doesn’t it seem like parenting today is much more complicated than ever before? If nothing else, there’s just so much more information and it’s hard to know what’s what and how to prioritize it all.  There’s no shortage of opinions about what you should or should not be doing. (On that note – is it just us, or does it seem like parents are getting more critical of one another these days too?)

But, one thing you can be certain has always been true: as a parent, sometimes you have to compromise.

You can have the grandest expectations and intentions, but life has a way of getting in the way. Reality can trip you up in so many different ways: sleep deprivation, illness, long work hours, tight budgets, lack of time  – some days the obstacles may seem endless. And, the to-do list keeps growing.

But, you know what? It’s okay. It’s normal. It’s human. You can stop being critical of yourself – we can’t do everything.

Which leaves us with a few questions that we’d love to hear from you about:

  1. What are your secret tricks on how to prioritize and find a nice balance?
  2. How do you resolve your flaws, mistakes, and family imperfections?
  3. What’s the best ways you’ve discovered to teach this to your children?

Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan

Actress, mother and advocate, Jessica Alba and author, former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, and father, Christopher Gavigan are also Co-Founders of The Honest Company, a monthly service that delivers customized bundles of non-toxic, eco-friendly, adorable products directly to your front door.

Note: This Perspectives Blog post is written by a guest blogger of DrGreene.com. The opinions expressed on this post do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Dr. Greene or DrGreene.com, and as such we are not responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied. View the license for this post.

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