Hey Mommas, It’s Ok to Have Boundaries

American Millennial parents (of which I am one) appear to me to not understand the nature of children.

On social media parenting groups, I constantly see questions about finding the “right” psychotherapist for a 4 year-old child with suspected bipolar disorder, or how to self-manage when you have a screaming, defiant 8 year-old with ODD (Obstinate Defiance Disorder). Parents, mostly moms, appear to really struggle with what are, for the overwhelming majority of kids, behavioral, and not mental health problems.