Myths about parenting “Parenting is easy and it comes natural.” That is a myth. That sound like someone who doesn't have any children. That sounds like the lady who said when I was in college I developed three parenting principles. Now I have three kids and no principles. A friend of mine had two daughters and things were going really well with them. These girls appeared near perfect. When they were in Junior high my friend said he and his wife were thinking about co-authoring a book on parenting. Then out the blue a little boy came into their lives. He is now four years old and my friend says he is not writing a book, in fact he is reading everything he can about parenting. Perhaps no gap is greater than the chasm between ‘theory of parenting’ and ‘parenting’ itself. I won’t say all the theories go out the window s when the kids arrive, but I will tell you all the theories are challenged big time. Parenting has the greatest potential for happiness in life, but it also has the greatest potential for heartache in life. I think it is because we love our children so much and we want the best for them that we are blinded to certain realities and principles of life. If, in our blindness, we do not see the light, we who love them so much actually become a destroyer of what we love. We actually become the enabler of bad behavior. We actually become the detriment to our own children. Why, because we have bought into the myths of parenting. We have loved them foolishly and not wisely. Those whom we wanted to have the best that life could offer we actually gave them the worst.