The Dilemma of Parent Shaming

Dr. Mercedes Samudio, LCSW
AfroNerd Insights
Published in
5 min readMar 22, 2024

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TL;DR: Parent shaming, something I’ve studied and observed for YEARS, is prevalent in our society and often fueled by societal expectations and amplified by technology. It leads to emotional turmoil and undermines holistic, healthy parenting. Shame-Proof Parenting™ offers a resilient and compassionate approach, advocating for understanding and support over judgment. Combining insights from various sources, we can advocate for a societal shift towards more empathetic and supportive parenting, contributing to healthier, happier families.

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Dr. Mercedes Samudio, LCSW
AfroNerd Insights

Clinician, Researcher, author of Shame-Proof Parenting, AfroNerd, Hufflepuff, & MCU mythologist shifting the narrative for Black mental health