Why we don’t encourage our kids to make New Year’s Resolutions

Why we don’t encourage our kids to make New Year’s Resolutions

It is the third week in January and 64% of those who made New Year’s resolutions have already thrown in the towel. This is just one reason why we don’t encourage our kids to make New Year’s resolutions.

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This year lets go easier on ourselves…

This year lets go easier on ourselves…

I’m not gonna lie, I’ve been struggling lately with the realization that our kids are almost grown and how the dynamic in our household is subtly changing each year. With that struggle comes a little bit of self doubt. I wonder if we taught them everything they are going to need to know as adults. I question whether, with all my faults, I was a “good enough” mom.

But I recently had an experience that helped change that narrative in my brain and I’ve decided to share just in case any of you suffer from similar insecurities.

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Parenting: Summer of ’86 VS. Summer of ’19

Parenting:  Summer of ’86 VS. Summer of ’19

It might be because our baby is now well into her teen years or maybe because she is our only girl, but I am starting to compare parenting in the summer of 1986 vs parenting in 2019. Trying to think back to my 15th summer (or I should clarify, the summer between grade 9 and heading to high school) what did I need and want from my mom? What kinds of things is she dealing with that were not a factor when I was that age?

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