I want my child to be average.

How do I measure my success as a parent if my children are simply average?

Don’t misunderstand me; I don’t want my child to struggle or be unhappy.

I think we’re too quick to attach a negative meaning to the word “average.” We assume that to be average is to live a substandard life in some way when that’s not the case at all.

I do have dreams about my kid being wildly successful and happy and amazingly talented at everything he attempts (of course), but my goal as a parent is to give him permission to be simply average.  Continue reading “I want my child to be average.”