The qualities you can work on to be the parent your child needs you to be.

What are the areas a parent could grow in that would help their child become the individual they are meant to be?  This is what I pondered on a recent morning when graced by the presence of the five greatest blessings in my life, my husband, and a wonderful photographer who captured the moment.

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Good kids...did I get lucky, or is it my parenting approach?

It is important to find the humor in parenting.  Let's face it, for many of us laughter and the ability to identify with other parents regarding the challenges and blessings of parenthood is what keeps us going a lot of the time.  But, how we interact with our children when they are young makes a very important, long-term impression on who they become, so we have to be careful how we treat them. 

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Every day, in every way, kindness matters!

There is no situation in which being kind would not make a positive difference...especially in parenting.  Who our children become is derived largely by how we treat them.  My review of Erin Taylor's book Connection & Kindness: The Key to Changing the World Through Parenting will prompt you to run out and grab a copy for yourself!

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