Parent Effectiveness Training

In the 90s Oprah had a life coach on who said something that shocked her studio audience of suburban moms. She had asked
It is fascinating to me to contemplate how uncreative so many of these comments are. The scary part is that they are so commonplace that they really do frame our collective experience of parenting.
We make parenting harder for ourselves because we think it should come naturally. We make parenting harder on ourselves because we think the kids are making it hard on us without realizing we are missing some skills that could make it easier.