In general, I don't think it's a true religion; it's better to go with a take-what-you-like-and-leave-what-you-don't kind of approach.
That being said, here are some of the best and worst parents of 2009...it could easily be turned into a list of the most obnoxious and/or overrated, but I thought it was at least good for a laugh!
Did you do something extraordinarily good or bad this year? Brag or confess below. Yes, you can be anonymous if you'd like :)