Human Parts
Published in

Human Parts

The Biggest Lie About Parenting

You’ll never do it ‘right’ — because right doesn’t exist

Photo: Tetra Images/Getty Images

II love self-help memes on Instagram. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a gushy inspirational quote that gives you pause as you mindlessly scroll through your feed? But what I do not like are the memes like this: the feet of a woman in high heels below the words, “Self love will literally solve all your fucking problems.”…

--

--

--

A publication from Medium about humanity: yours, mine, and ours.

Recommended from Medium

Life Lessons From an Unplanned Sabbatical

This is How Perfectionism Affects Parenting

Lego Tip

New Mother’s Day Traditions: Having Fun During COVID-19

Best Construction Toys

Not My Children: How I learned to share my kids with my ex

Parenting — What You Should And Shouldn’t Worry About

Self-Care Tips For Teens

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Mindy Stern

Mindy Stern

Screenwriter. Essayist. Novelist. Adoptee. www.themindystern.com

More from Medium

I Have No Control Over My Weight

“Well, Of Course My Child Cussed You Out. You Let Him Stay Up Till Nine!"

A Letter to Every Karen I Encountered in 2021

I’ve created a Monster