At some point, almost every mom says it, “I’m a bad mom.” We’ve done something we feel guilty about or we are struggling in some area that we are sure a good mom wouldn’t. Finally, the shame eats away at us long enough that we give in and confide our inadequacies to someone.

Inevitably, their response is to reassure us that our guilt, in and of itself, is proof that we are good enough. Apparently, a really bad mom wouldn’t worry about her parenting. So as long as we are feeling guilty or ashamed or are suffering, we know we are succeeding.

I’m about to kick over some sacred cows here, but that logic is wrong and those reassurances are anything but helpful.

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