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May 9th, 2010, 10:45 PM
Gaby&Emmy'sMama's Avatar aka NZ-Emma
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What is ONE piece of advice/wisdom, about parenting, that you will give to your children, when they are about to become parents?

I think my main piece of advice/wisdom, will be to not compare their childrens development, to that of friends with children of the approximate same age...

I used to always compare Gaby, to a friends little boy - and got quite worried that she was doing things later than him etc etc... I failed to acknowledge that kids do things in their own time, and spent more time worrying about what she hadn't accomplished - when I should have been celebrating what she HAD accomplished..

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May 10th, 2010, 10:54 AM
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To breathe and follow their instinct, its much better than anything else out there.

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May 10th, 2010, 01:00 PM
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To know that loving and supporting your children in every way is just as important as how you choose to reprimand or spoil them.

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May 10th, 2010, 08:56 PM
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My advice to them will be "don't worry about how others parent, your way is the right way for you".

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May 11th, 2010, 05:32 PM
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I guess my advice is similar. We've been through such a roller coaster with Carrie, the main thing I tell others is to advocate for your child. if you think something is wrong, or don't like the way something is being done. Step-up, step-in and get it fixed. You're the only one who knows your child and no body should try to tell you otherwise

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