Trying to be a better parent than the one you had

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Trying to be a better parent than the one you had

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Parents often wonder: How can I not make the mistakes my parents made? Really, by simply asking that question, you are on your way to answering it. Once you identify what you think the mistakes are that they made, then you intentionally don't make them. There's a funny temptation to repeat some of the mistakes your parents made, but if you use insight, you usually can stop yourself from doing that. And cut your parents some slack. Being a parent is pretty tough. Your parents were probably better than you give them credit for being, and you, sort of, hope your kids will cut you some slack in the years to come

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Edward Hallowell, MD, EdD

Psychiatrist, ADHD Specialist, & Author

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD, EdD is a Harvard-trained Child and Adult Psychiatrist in practice in Sudbury, MA (outside Boston) and New York City. The author of 18 books, Dr. Hallowell specializes in learning differences such as ADHD and dyslexia, both of which he has himself.  He has also written extensively on general issues of parenting and living in our modern age. He lives in the Boston area with his wife of 23 years, Sue, and their three children, Lucy, Jack, and Tucker.

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