I am SOOOOO sick of perfect parents. On two occasions today I have had a run in with someone who thinks because they have a easy child, they are the greatest parents ever. OMG. No, honey, you are lucky. There is a difference. Am I the only one that honestly feels whether your kid turns out good or bad really has nothing to do with your parenting. I have seen kids grow up in dire environments who were really good kids and made something of themselves. I have also seen kids that come from perfectly great environments who turn out to be difficult children. Therefore, can anyone honestly think it was their parenting skills that made their kids behave?? Example, I have a girl who sits next to me at work. I like her a lot. But she has one daughter who is turning 9. She thinks their parenting just rocks because this kid is such a good kid. Because this kid fears getting their parents mad...because in her words, they put fear into her early. Yeah, well, we tried that and our kid scoffed at us. We tried everything and no matter what she was destined to be a difficult child. Does that mean I am a crappy parent?? Others seem to think so. Thankfully, with my new schedule starting next week I will only be in this office once a week. UGH.