Perfection. We all strive for it. Some more than others, but we all look to be better versions of who we are. In medicine, we tend to be high achievers so we want to ‘conquer’ parenthood. Being perfect isn’t any more possible in parenting than it is in medicine. Human relationships are messy and raising children up to be the best versions of themselves has no handbook. The push and pull of you trying to get your kids to be who you think they should be is often at odds with who they think they should be.