About The Imperfect Parent

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So, you're probably asking yourself, what is this site all about? Well, it's probably best if we start from the beginning. Way back in August 1962, a talented young group at MIT envisioned a globally interconnected set of computers through which everyone could quickly access data and programs from any site.... wait, that's going too far back. Let's leap ahead to 2002, when we realized after spending countless hours going from parenting site to parenting site that they all seemed to be derivative of one another. Same after same dry articles, community forums with "unobjectionable" topics, some with moderators so heavy-handed and politically correct that it made active debate fruitless. We thought there needed to be a place where parents could exercise their minds, and get together to discuss and debate the topics that affect our lives. Hence, the Imperfect Parent was born.

The name Imperfect Parent came from the disgust of being constantly preached to on how to be the perfect parent, and what we were doing wrong. As we are all flawed human beings, it is logical that we may be imperfect parents. We monitor the success of our parenting skills by the obvious happiness and emotional attachment to our children, not by some book's chart of the ideal "emotional quotient". When our kid says, "I love you" when we tuck him in at night, we feel we're doing a damn good job. What we've done here is gathered articles and columns written by parents like yourself, with the intent of either making you think or making you laugh. A community was created for parents to talk freely and openly without big brother watching. The articles were designed to share parenting experiences and to let you know that you're not alone with your flaws and imperfections. So, come on in and stay with us awhile. Read a bit, debate a bit, and above all, have fun!

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"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it." -- Salvador Dali