Parenting shouldn’t be about self-sacrifice, whatever your income

_"Regardless of race, class, or household structure, parents make difficult choices in their children’s best interests. The problem is presenting all of these decisions as 'sacrifices'. [...] I don’t want my daughter to grow up feeling as though the decisions I make to provide for her were the result of giving up on my own dreams, happiness, or health. That’s a burden she doesn’t need to carry in the future—and it’s one I’m not interested in carrying now. I’d rather she learn that her needs won’t always be met before mine; sometimes, they’ll be met in tandem with mine. The quality of her life and my parenting will improve as I pursue personal fulfilment."_


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