Parenting is tough.

The pressure to raise healthy, productive and happy kids can be intense.

Performance and parenting often go hand and hand.

Am I doing enough for my child? Can I give them more? Am I spending too much time at work? All these can stir up feelings of inadequacy.

Labels abound in parenting. Judgment is often brought by other parents. Mom on Mom judgment is pretty typical in social circles.

Some of the most cutting and hurtful things that can be said to us is about our relationship with our children. Especially where we have failed or fallen short.

A destructive label attached to being a Mom or Dad can be the most vicious of all. It is so personal...and it can really hurt.

Labels Lie. Don't Accept Them. Don't Use Them.

Mike Foster