Fewer behaviors will be unacceptable to parents if they realize that there is an infinite variety of children brought into this world and in infinite variety of ways in life for them to go. The beauty in nature, and the miracle of life, is this vast variety in the living forms.
I often tell parents, "Don't want your child to become something in particular;just want him to become." With such an attitude parents will inevitably find themselves feeling more and more accepting of each child and experiencing joy and excitement watching each become.*
*Excerpt from Dr. Thomas Gordon's P.E.T. book