It's time to give up perfectionist parenting — forever. Here's how

With the pandemic upending ingrained routines, perfectionists have an opportunity to reset their ways and build a healthier parent-child relationship.

(CNN)Before the pandemic, many of us found ourselves doing a little more parenting than we knew we ought to be doing.

Maybe we weren't full-on "helicopters" or "snow plows," and, no, we would never have done something illegal to try to ensure our kids' success.
Still, many of our parenting decisions — especially those of us privileged enough to be making lots of choices about our children's lives — were informed by more "shoulds" than "coulds."