Be a great parent!

Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive.

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren’t actually helping. Parents should stop defining their children’s success via grades and test scores. Instead, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: “unconditional love”.

Family practices should encourage flexibility, bottom-up idea flow, constant feedback and accountability, where their “Kids” can pick their own punishments. We should tell every young girl and boy to be comfortable with imperfection.

Time to “talk with” your children? And not “talk to” your children.