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Jennifer Grant’s “Velveteen Parenting” Guidelines (ala The Velveteen Rabbit):
Choose your battles.
Develop priorities in your family’s life, such as treating each other with respect, eating together whenever possible, and attending church together.
Ask questions such as, “What do I want our family to be like? What are our individual gifts and perspectives? What connects us as a family and brings us joy?”
Remind yourself that children are not mini-adults, but are uniquely suited to grow, learn, and enjoy life in ways that many of us as adults don’t remember.
Look with a critical—and often delighted—eye at what the culture is dishing up to your children. Teach your children to do the same.
Don’t be so hard on yourself. Moms often judge themselves too harshly and then are quick to judge and label other mothers who are fumbling along just like they are.
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