Did our parents really do the best they could...?

You must have heard it said time and time again that, "Our parents did the best they could with what they knew". It's hard to disagree and I'm not going to, but then I often wonder if this statement actually isn't as helpful as we make it out to be.


Here's my thinking...


Believing that our parents did the best they could with what they knew could help ease the pain that some of us felt in our childhood and continue to feel in adulthood. It helps us look at the past with a different lens and could really help towards the ultimate goal of being free from the pain and able to forgive wholeheartedly and live fully in the now!