Almost all parents feel judged, almost all the time. Our Tuning In survey showed that nearly 9 in 10 parents across the board feel judged (90% moms and 85% dads), and almost half say they feel judged all the time or nearly all the time (46% moms; 45% dads).
The problem is that judging and criticizing parents only causes them more stress and makes it less likely they will be the best parent they can be. Parents need compassion and support, not criticism.
ZERO TO THREE’s National Parent Survey, Tuning In, conducted in partnership with the Bezos Family Foundation, revealed that a notable portion of parents feel judged and criticized for their parenting choices. To address the judgment parents feel, ZERO TO THREE has created resources designed to help raise awareness about the pressure parents feel.