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HOW TO REALLY LOVE A CHILD. Be there. Say yes as often as possible. Let them bang on pots and pans. If they’re crabby, put them in water. If they’re unlovable, love yourself. Realize how important it is to be a child. Go to a movie theater in your pajamas. Read books out loud with joy. Invent pleasures together. Remember how really small they are. Giggle a lot. Surprise them. Say no when necessary. Teach feelings. Heal your own inner child. Learn about parenting. Hug trees together. Make…

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7 Secrets to Raising a Happy Child

I love when they get home after a long day of school and work and they all pile into my bed to tell me about their days.

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7 Ways to Be Your Child's Advocate: Never Stop Even If It Makes You Unpopular

It's important to be your child's advocate, but it can feel like a never ending nightmare. Check out these tips to make sure you get your child's needs met. 7 Steps to be your child's advocate

‎Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you'd have. It's about understanding he is exactly the person he's supposed to be. And, if you're lucky, he might be the teacher who turns you into the person you're supposed to be.

"A good parent will sometimes question if they are a good parent and the choices they have made for their child; a bad parent simply doesn't care enough about their child to question themselves."

If I Had My Child To Raise Again... a good guide for parents and parents-to-be.

#Truth. Let go and move on. Show them all that you can still be happy no matter how difficult your situation is. Have faith, believe and stay strong

This was a "poem" framed in my room until I was six. I read it for two years with a heart full of hope until it disappeared. I've spent almost 30 years trying to find it...the words. And's still so relevant. And it makes me want to cry that my child heart loved it.

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8x10 Babies Don't Keep Hand-Painted Matted Print

I love the entire poem, but can only find this last stanza. "Song for a Fifth Child" by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton