How can one parenting skill be compared to another parenting skill, when the children’s best interests are at heart? To live the majority of my young children’s existence (years ago) being judged and compared to a friends obvious need for validation of her PERFECT care and compassion of her children was a dysfunctional friendship that should have been dissolved years ago. Thankfully with God’s guidance I feel that I have a sense of freedom from the grips of someone else’s sense of warped perception and reasoning. A beautiful sense of freedom. When I felt the need to live up to her sense of perfection, that should have told me to move on. Yes, hindsight is twenty-twenty!