Why is it so hard to be the parent you’d like to be?
In the good old days, kids were kids. They fell over, got dirty, played with their friends, and did all kinds of things that kids had always done.
But somewhere along the way, things changed. Life got busier and more complicated. Our existence is dominated by smartphones (but dumb people), social media (but rampant narcissism), and dozens of New Age parenting books.
This is not one of them.