A while back, I read some parenting article that went viral. This lady was on a rant about how she didn’t want people to help her daughter on the playground. It was all ‘tough love‘, my girl’s gotta learn that life ain’t easy and that you’ve gotta stand up for yourself, etc. She went on and on about how life is full of disappointments and upsets and how if you can’t figure out how to be tough on the playground, then where else will you learn your life lessons? Most people wrote comments like, “You go girl!” Or, “Oh… your daugther will grow up to be so strong.” etc… But… not me…. I was rolling my eyes as I read. I see the situation all so differently. Read the rest of this entry
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