As you work through this principle, don’t be afraid. Look at yourself honestly. Look at your struggles, moods, anxieties, or fears. Every parent has issues (myself included), and I know one thing: we all help and hurt our children in many ways. But we can most decidedly tip the scales toward the help side. Improving our moods, decreasing the stress in our lives, and reducing anxiety is one of the best ways to accomplish this.
I’m Meg Meeker, MD. Like you, I’ve known the frustration of arguing with kids, and worrying about whether or not they’ll turn out to be great adults. So whatever you’re feeling today, I’ve been there.
As a pediatrician of over 30 years, I’ve listened to thousands of kids, and watched them grow up. As a mother (of four grown adults, who are now my very best friends) and as a grandmother, I know exactly what it takes to raise great kids. There's a lot of parenting advice out there, and I can say that a whole lot of it is bad. It isn’t based on medical, psychological, or time tested truth. My advice is. And that matters.
The most important thing I’ve learned about my work is this: the best thing I can do to help your kids, is to help you. And I know I can do that.