Making the "perfect" the "enemy of the good"

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Making the "perfect" the "enemy of the good"

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The landscape of childhood has changed so much. So, what does this mean to a mom? It mean that you have to give yourself permission to not make the "perfect" the "enemy of the good". I think that so many of us thought we were coming into motherhood with sort of a playbook, or a set of rules, that were going to work for our kids. But today, with the number of kids that have diabetes, or autism, or allergies, or ADHD, we're realizing that it is not one-size-fits-all. So, to really give yourself permission to do what works for you, where you are, with what you have. So that your family can be vibrant, and happy, and healthy, too. If I had to say that there was one parenting nugget, or piece of advice, that I would give, it would be, "Focus on progress, not perfection."

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Robyn O'Brien

Author, The Unhealthy Truth

Robyn O'Brien is recognized by Teri Hatcher, Kourtney Kardashian, Kristen Bell and moms around the world.  She has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by The New York Times and has been named by SHAPE Magazine as a “Women To Shape the World”, by Forbes Woman as one of “20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter,” and by The Discovery Channel as one of its 15 Top Visionaries. She is a former food industry analyst, author, mother of four and the founder of AllergyKids Foundation. Robyn graduated as the top woman in her class from business school before working as a financial analyst that covered the food industry. She is regarded as an expert on children’s health policy.  She has appeared on CNN, The Dr Oz show, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNBC's Kudlow Report, Fox News and the Ricki Lake Show and has appeared in several documentary films, including Food Patriots, Unacceptable Levels, Genetic Roulette.  

Robyn’s work has been recognized by individuals such as Yoko Ono, Robert Kennedy Jr., Ted Turner and Prince Charles. She is the founder of the visionary organization allergykidsfoundation.org which is focused on restoring the integrity of the food supply and the health of children, the author of The Unhealthy Truth (Random House 2010) and her work is seen in Food, Inc. filmmaker Robert Kenner’s 2012 video, Labels Matter, and in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

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