Parents know best

Busybodies are eager to tell parents how to raise their kids, writes Paula Bolyard on PJ Media. Ignore the “experts,” she recommends. Parents know best.

She quotes Dr. Ray Guarendi, clinical psychologist and father of ten, who says children don’t need perfect parents: “Kids are emotionally durable. The good Lord knew that children were going to be raised by humans, with all of our shortcomings, inconsistencies and flaws. So he built them to withstand us, and all the trial and erroring we do on our way to better parenting.”

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  1. D's Squirrel Food says:

    ” Ignore the “experts,” … She quotes Dr. Ray Guarendi, clinical psychologist and father of ten.”

    Most of her article deals with “experts” who are not experts in any sense (friends, family, random busybodies). But her recommendation that parents ignore the advice of doctors, particularly with regards to vaccinations, is misguided. No amount of love for one’s children can replace medical expertise. It won’t protect your child from getting pertussis, it won’t cure her leukemia, and it’s not contraceptive.