Avoid Competitive Parents to Stay Sane and Healthy

 Do you have competitive parents in your family or friend circle? You know the type--the know-it-alls who brag about how perfect they and their kids are? The kind who are quick to point out what you're doing wrong (at least in their not so humble opinion). The one-uppers who LOOVE to expose your weak areas?

I have news for you and them. They aren't perfect and you aren't necessarily failing. They just love to highlight your struggles because it makes them feel superior. In the slightly paraphrased words of Adolph Hitler--"it's not enough that they succeed, you must also fail."  Run, Do Not Walk Away from Competitive Parents (the mom in this picture--in the blue dress--is very imperfect. She shares parenting tips from trial and error, not because she's superior.)

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