I hold these truths to be self-evident, that all parents and kids are not created equally, but are wholly individual in personality and style. Regardless of these differences, the basic needs of love, patience and support remain constant. Here are the weekly affirmations, tips and reminders. Unless otherwise noted, these are entirely my opinion. Take them with a grain of salt, or not!
Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.
~ Ed Asner
This certainly is the case in my house. The mood changes from moment to moment, from playing to fighting, from laughing to crying and on and on. We, as parents, must remember to breathe, remember to be firm, but loving and remember that we can all laugh about these tempestuous, trying years when our kiddos have their own children.
It's Friday…. Go eat some chocolate. It's good for you, and you deserve it!
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