Yes or no?
Do it or don't do it?
Right or wrong?
They're all 50/50 questions, right?
Well, according to a recent study, that's good enough for parenting.
A study outlined in EurekAlert! explained that mothers only had to properly respond to their babies a minimum of 50% of the time in order for the babies to find their mom to be a secure base.
Sound pretty manageable, doesn't it?
"This is really interesting. In a time where parents are trying so hard to nail it, and feeling like whenever they don’t, that they have permanently screwed up. To see that you can have a batting average level of success is a relief. The hard part will be parents truly internalizing this. Many experts have told me that it isn’t about how many mistakes you make or don’t make as a parent that matters. It is more about how you handle those mistakes. If you can talk it out with your kid and explain that you were wrong or apologize, that not only strengthens the relationship, but models the behavior of owning up to your mistakes and how to handle them."
To hear more of Justin's take on being right half the time and other parenting topics, you can check out all of his stuff at The Dad Podcast.