Vanessa is a wife and mother to two littles. By day she is a school counsellor, by night she is a blogger, and she occasionally dabbles in freelance during naptime. She is fuelled by copious amounts of caffeine and in her free time she can be found devouring blogs and books,creeping social media sites, and watching unhealthy amounts of tv.
I know there are going to be many, many more hard moments when I ask myself how much longer a certain behaviour of my children's is going to last. But with each of those hard moments that I want to end, there are a dozen precious moments that I want to hold onto for a lifetime.
This may seem counter-intuitive, but hear me out. The word "no" is powerful. Though it is contrary to the people-pleasing nature that is innate in all of us, the word "no" sets clear boundaries. Boundaries that I want my daughter to be confident in setting for herself as she grows older, goes to school, and eventually moves away from our ever-watchful eyes.
03/23/2016 12:51 EDT
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