Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happier, easier

"There's a common parenting myth that making our kids' lives easier, being sweet and kind
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and gentle with them, makes them greedy and unfit for adult life. It is not true. Kids learn from experience. When they experience a lot of kindness, they learn the value of kindness in very real, concrete ways. When we make their lives easier, we make it easier for them to learn more and more richly. And they're happier. And that makes parenting easier, because we're not dealing with kids who are stressed out and frustrated."
—Meredith Novak

New writing by Meredith, a little like
photo by Sandra Dodd

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