Top Ten Tips For Parents

Men, and women: if you parent now, or will be at some point, I really think this is a great post. The pictures here add a very profound touch. Enjoy,

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mary_cassatt_xx_mother_and_daughter_looking_at_the_baby_19051My Philosophy : Advice from a relatively sane, joyful mother of nine children.

1.Focus on the joy of parenting, not on the activities you are giving up to raise a family.

2.Treat little children like people, albeit little people, with respect for their feelings, likes, dislikes and personalities.Listen to your children, even as babies. Read their expressions and body language. In fact become a baby whisper by learning from your baby because they are not idiots, cute dolls or appendages of you but brilliant, although as yet nonverbal individuals.

3. Accidents and mishaps are simply part of every day life when you live with kids, so plan on all your plans falling apart.

4. Praise works; berating usually backfires. Give good behavior lots of attention and simply ignore most ‘bad behavior’.

417729_441536755926348_1558005526_n5. No need to run around like crazy people, putting our children in every single program. Free time, even boring down time allows…

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