DPD – not just for basketball parents

A parent forwarded a link today that we wanted to share. It’s from former NBAer Keith Van Horn and it’s about something he calls “Delusional Parent Disorder.”

It does seem that there is something in our genetic makeup that makes us parents feel that our children are always better than they actually are.  We can’t help it and I feel that way about my own four children.  Maybe mine are the exception?  They are the prettiest, smartest and of course, the best athletes.  My daughter is great at soccer, my son is an outstanding runner, and my two youngest daughters are the best basketball players.  Yeah right.  Well, isn’t it possible?  I just can’t help it and neither can most parents.

Read more here on Keith Van Horn’s blog here.

Posted in Parents, Psychology

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