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  1. Hadley lewno

    Why am I tearing up reading this? Maybe because I think about this all the time too. Great reminder that us moms are not in this alone! And I think, just the fact that we care about it and are talking about it, is a good sign for the future :-) sending your family love!

  2. I am feeling so much of the same right now, especially as R is getting older and … sassier! I am sometimes shocked with the things he says or tone of voice he uses and other times I am so proud of how kind and patient he is with his brother. I think I am not as consistent as I should be either, it is hard! But I also think the lessons are sinking in and hopefully will be displayed one day

  3. Heather

    I am feeling so much of the same right now, especially as R is getting older and … sassier! I am sometimes shocked with the things he says or tone of voice he uses and other times I am so proud of how kind and patient he is with his brother. The whining is also a huge problem right now. I think I am not as consistent as I should be either, it is hard! But I also think the lessons are sinking in and hopefully will be displayed one day.

    Also … the part about the basement while you cook. Is that bad? LOL

  4. Mariah de Guardia

    I think about this all the time… i want my girls to be really good people; happy, fulfilled, caring and polite. I want them to respect themselves and others. It’s such a challenge! Are we doing a great job… i think we have to wait another 12-18 years to know for sure… but as long as there is a lot of love, as much patience as we can muster, and consistency… well i don’t think we cam do much more than that. Above all else we have to teach the good stuff, and repeat ourselves a million times till it becomes ingrained in them… be nice, be polite, be compassionate, be honest, be forgiving, be kind, be gentle, etc. All we can do is our best… and soemd as much time as we can enjoying the journey of Mommy-hood!

  5. Oh this is so true and something I think all parents worry about! I struggle with the inconsistency as well but I find that things run so much smoother when I talk and remind the girls beforehand what is expected and to mind their manners.
    Like when we go to a birthday party at the trampoline park I will tell my 5 YO, “Okay, we are about to head in. We’re bringing the present up and I want you to tell Landon’s parents hello and put the present up before running down to jump. Also, there are big and little kids here so you need to stay away from where the babies are jumping since you are a big girl. And since Landon goes to school somewhere else, there may be some kids you don’t know but be kind to everyone and be an include.”
    It’s not always perfect but I feel kids still need a reminder on how to act!
    Just the fact that you are thinking about it makes you a great mommy:)

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