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referring to being a parent, is 'good enough' really good enough???

What does it mean to you that phrase when referring to parenting: "Good enough is good enough"? And is it really good enough??

 
juggy82

Asked by juggy82 at 5:36 PM on Oct. 23, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • When it comes to parenting, you should always strive to be the very best mommy you can. I'd never strive to just be "good enough."
    carol2m2

    Answer by carol2m2 at 10:10 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • who knows.
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 5:44 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • All anyone can ever be is "good enough" - no one is perfect. So yeah, good enough is good enough, it has to be.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:50 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • But isn't it a get out of jail free card? It feels like saying "ark, that'll do", like you aren't really making an effort or thinking about the wider, longterm, effect of actions and words (or the lack of them). If you physically survive childhood but it was a pretty miserable affair, couldn't that said to have been 'good enough'. Sorry folks but I hate this phrase when it comes to parenting.
    [NO personal attack intended. Just wondering how it sounds to other moms]
    juggy82

    Comment by juggy82 (original poster) at 6:10 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • As long as your "good enough" is as good as you can do.
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:11 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • you can only do the best you can do, and my best has to be good enough. because that is all I can do.
    Bubbie0809

    Answer by Bubbie0809 at 6:35 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • You are expected to do your best, that is all you can do..
    older

    Answer by older at 8:13 PM on Oct. 23, 2010