Am I A Bad Parent? Challenging Parenting Guilt
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Reviewer: No Change
Primary Changes: Edited for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Revised “What Causes Parenting Guilt,” How Parental Guilt Impacts Families,” and “Ways to Challenge Parental Guilt.” Added “Who Is More Susceptible to Parental Guilt.” New material written by Alexa Donnelly, LCSW, and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
Author: Edelys Diaz, LMFT
Reviewer: Trishanna Sookdeo, MD, MPD, FAAFP