Perfect Parents: My Last Name is Not Cleaver?


The Green's. No?


So, you recognize that parents fall short…maybe your parents did. To that I say…welcome to the club.

Fantasy Parents…it’s what we all have until we see them as we are – just people! People, at every age just doing their best.  And then, it’s each of our responsibility to ward against disappointment from our unrealistic expectations and embrace…what is.

You couldn’t tell me that our name was NOT “The Cleavers”! You know the fictional family from the classic television show, Leave it to Beaver. Yes, Lillie was June, Sam Sr. was Ward, Sam Jr was Beaver…and yes, Dutty (it’s what we call her), although female was as perfect a sister, as Wally was a brother!

I teach a session called, “Your Parents Were Messed Up, They Messed You Up and You Will Mess Your Children Up.” You may think it’s messed up to teach such a class, but listen…

Your parents could only pass onto you what they knew; they gave you what they had – the good, the bad and the ugly.

If you’re having trouble with this, remember that your children will grow up and, despite all the things that you think are crowning you the world’s best parent, they will remind you of the ONE thing you were not.

Still having trouble? 😉

This thing called personal responsibility, to some, is like a bad word…a bad thing; to some it’s like punishment, but to those of us who recognize its power, it’s a privilege.

It’s not about where you start but how you finish. it’s not about what you’ve been through, but what you rise from.

The measure of a man is not what he has but how far he’s come.

You can’t get ahead while focusing behind. You get my point? Get forwardly focused.

L.E.G. UP and Grow Up: NEXT Decision BETTER! 😉

R.I.P. Barbara Billingsly (June Cleaver) who passed away today at age 94!

Doing IT Better with ZARA! NEXT Decision…BETTER than your LAST !

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Oh…and leave a comment…I’m listening…


About Zara Green
Hi, I'm Zara Green, A "Do Better" Fanatic and Your Advocate...I'm glad you're here! As a personal growth Author and Speaker, who's Individuality & Resilience-Focused, I spark conversations that expand thinking, encourage effective & productive responses and produce better individual decision-making and better interpersonal communications in relationships. Growing Up with Zara because life is meant to be enjoyed ;-)

3 Responses to Perfect Parents: My Last Name is Not Cleaver?

  1. Zara Green says:

    I’m listening…;-)

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