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Successful Writers Share The Overly Critical Things Their Moms Say About Their Work

By Mustafa Gatollari

Having parents who put pressure on you can be a double-edged sword. For one, it's great because if they're pressuring you to do great things and achieve something awesome in life so you can be happy with yourself, well, that's some awesome child-rearing skills right there.

But then there are times you just want your parents to be proud of you and your accomplishments, and having an overly critical mom can detract from that whole "supportive parent" thing we all desire, whether we know it or not.

Balancing between constructive criticism and being overly tough is a delicate task, something that writer and comedian Jon Savitt pointed out when he shared a text from his mother after he sent her something he had written.