Not yelling when the situation demands it.
Losing your mind.
the Easter Bunny, etc.
to impact your parenting.
when they deserve your support.
when they are actually telling the truth.
that you forget to parent.
that they are growing up.
to make your child feel special.
even though your child needs to learn.
at any cost.
due to other obligations.
Attending every single activity for you child,
out of fear, insecurity, or uncertainty.
Refusing to take your child to the doctor
Creating a calm, scheduled, routine, predictable life,
fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants life, at the expense
of missing opportunities due to poor planning.
and trying to fix it.
Letting fear make you overly zealous
for fear they might get hurt.
that their friends have.
and making them grow up too fast.
and making it all about the adults.