Thats the advice of a licensed marriage and family therapist in Atlanta, Georgia, who believes Mothers and Fathers Day should be abolished permanently.
Hal Runkel says Mothers Day and Fathers Day sound great in theory, but celebrating them reminds parents just how much their lives are centered around their kids.
He says Mothers Day is supposed to be for moms but a lot of families end up in activities designed to make the kids happy like going to Chuck E. Cheese.
As he puts it, Putting your kids at the center of your life makes them self-centered and then expecting them to suddenly show appreciation one day a year puts a lot of pressure on them.
Plus, he says parents often feel resentment the day after Mothers or Fathers Day when things go back to normal and the kids no longer obey them.
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