Yes we would all be better parents if we was perfect but in the real world every one has issues it is how we mange them that makes us who we are and what we are capable of. I am scared of them black and white clowns they give me the creeps and DD picked up on that fear when I jumped out of my skin over it and consequently she became scarred of them as well, so my issue became hers, sure had I had not had that fear she wouldn't either so yes a better parent if I didn't have that fear but hey I'm human. She is now over that fear we worked on it I actually worked on it with her and for her birthday last year eve had two clowns just the normal ones as she was no longer afraid and now we are both ok with the black and white ones as well. Onlya very small issue but still one I would of been better of with out but Yerp it was an issue.
Take ignorance for example it is a very large problem and often it is inherited from ones parents ignorance of race, religion, special needs, mental illness, sex or sexual preference, ignorance can have a massive impact on a child's life and how the see the world, it's taught by the way they see their parents act.
Children will be impacted by there parents mental illness I'm sure, also by there past addiction and well there is o getting around that but they will also be impacted if there mum gets killed. A car accident or there dad does or if they see there parents suffer through cancer or another illness or if there baby brother or sister is disabled or is very unwell or one of there siblings dies, if none f these things happened to a family it would make it a better circumstance to bent up kids but heck in the real world people are not perfect there are things out of our control and there are bad choices that people make and mistakes and accidents and illness but that doesn't make that family unable to bring up a child.
As a parent I don't believe it's my role to be perfect I never have, if I thought that I would ever of had a child because yes I have had some shady times in my past ( not drug addiction or eating disorder or mental illness ) I am far fro perfect and I make mistakes but I believe as parents it's our job to teach our kids that even it imperfections we can still do well we can still be good people
Life should be all sweetness and light but its not, every one has issues, issues we would be different people or different parents if we did it have them but does that mean no one should be parents
If you have never made a mistake never made a wrong choice never suffered how can to teach your cold to over come a mistake, how to right a wrong, how to get through a struggle, and I mean you as in general not yo as in vicpark