23 June 2008

Beta Moms

I just heard the term Beta Mom, for the first time. Not that we spend a lot of time thinking of our parenting methods, but Alpha Mom is not our style. My son is developing in different ways than I had intended, but he seems pretty happy. His life is not a completion of mine. It is his own.
Our children are people—not projects. We get to the finish line.
It’s OK to chill out a little bit and let your kids be independent, and individuals, and revel in who they are.

—RenĂ© Syler, former CBS TV news anchor and author of Good-Enough Mother: The Perfectly Imperfect Book of Parenting
How about you?

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