Parenting Advice

Parenting is its own kind of craftmanship- Ben Napler

Let kids touch the breakables really- Vern Yip

Let kids order their own ice cream -Rick Steves

When I was five years old, my father brought a small farm where we raised a menagerie of creatures “Learn how to treat animals well, and you will treat people well ‘he’d say. Living with animals taught us kindness, respect, dignity, and made us aware of how little time we have here, so fill it with pats on the head and belly rubs. DR. Tricia Earley

Stay true to who you are and what’s coming from the inside. The rest will follow. Holly Williams

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3 Responses to Parenting Advice

  1. Wynne Leon says:

    Let kids touch the breakables – that’s such an interesting one. It’s hard but there’s a lot of wisdom in both opening ourselves that it’s okay to let breakables break and for kids to be trusted not to.

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    • msw blog says:

      My joke is that they are called “breakables” . One of my favorite examples of this is in the book The Last Lecture when  Randy  Pausch buys a new convertible, he drove to his sister’s house to pick up his niece and nephew to watch them for the weekend. His sister warned her children to be careful getting into the car so they don’t mark anything up. While she was doing this, Randy slowly poured a full can of soda on the back seat of his car just to make a point that it was just an item. My takeaway is  that nothing lasts forever and it’s a good conversation starter with children about trust, and respect.

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