What does a normal, healthy family look like?
October 5, 2010 11:16 AM Subscribe
You grew up in a loving, healthy home. Your parents were normal, in that they were imperfect and made mistakes, but did a pretty damn good job raising their children. What was the nature of their mistakes? How did they affect you? What does a good, real family look like?
posted by moira to human relations (69 answers total) 101 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a mother to a beautiful little girl who I love very much. Before getting pregnant, I took several child development classes. Throughout her childhood, I've read books and searched the web for information to guide me in being the best parent I can be for her.
I don't have the benefit of experience of a normal, healthy family. I feel I may be overcompensating by striving for perfection in myself as a parent, and as a result I beat myself up whenever I fall short. I need a look at a healthy reality to help balance my expectations of myself.