Refuse to compare your weaknesses with someone else’s strengths.
You might find yourself comparing your parenting with your friends’ or with the perfect Christian couple at church. Then again, they might be doing the same with you! Guilt can also come from the very resources we turn to for help.
“I feel most parenting books give unrealistic steps that promise perfection, if only I’ll follow their exact formula,” says Amy Wallace, mother of three. “I’ve realized I won’t hit ‘perfect’ this side of heaven.”
To ax the guilt, realize parenting books and articles are simply tools and suggestions. Pick and choose what will work for you, and toss the rest.