Our editors confess their biggest parenting fails, from melting a pacifier to the bottom of a saucepan to neglecting to sleep train. Can you relate?
[SOUND] My biggest parenting disaster is probably accumulation of small things [SOUND] I actually melted a pacifier that I sterilizing to the bottom of saucepan>>My daughter is Is ten now and I feel like sometimes she doesn't know how to use her fork at dinner. I did not sleep train my youngest child and he still sleeps with us 11 years later. She doesn't always flush the toilet after she goes to the bathroom. Sleep training is terrible when you do it but then you have lifelong benefits. Beds made. No. I have definitely forgot to put things in lunch. I've forgotten silverware in lunch or plastic ware. It's more like little bits and pieces that kind of add up to a larger like disaster of manner. I had forgot lunch entirely. My husband thought it would be a great idea to take our son to diner with his clients. Our biggest disaster happened on my sons first trip to the ice-cream parlor. We arrived to find ourselves [INAUDIBLE] At a Michelin starred gastropub. Needless to say, it was awkward on many counts and the little boy was very unhappy by the time the very long dinner finished. He was 19 months at the time. Didn't understand the concept of, you know, one ice cream Cone per child. Looking back, I probably should have just bought him the second ice cream cone, but I decided one was enough and the tantrum he threw was unlike anything I have ever seen. But in perspective, if that's the worst thing that ever happens to her, and if that's the worst thing that ever happens to me during my parenting years I should be so lucky. [MUSIC]