judgment: noun judg·ment \jej-ment\ : thoughts and words chuck full of all the many things I am not in this world, some justified, and some (most) not so much.
The next time your little one is losing it over something you think is silly (like maybe they asked you for a banana but not a PEELED banana, and, well, you peeled it! Who knew this could cause such pain and upset, right?!? but they are kids - not mini adults, and believe it or not, it DOES...) and you're tempted to stay "Stop crying" or "Don't cry", take a deep breath and as you offer them the peeled banana anyway, say instead... (read more)
The next time your child plays out a challenging behavior that seems to come from a "strong-will", see if you can step into the experience from their point of view. Be your child's relationship "training wheels"...
Give your family the gift of YOU. Imperfect, wonderful, awesome-sauce YOU... because when you do, you teach your child it's okay that they're not perfect either. And when we let go of perfect... everything is possible.
(The truth is always funnier than anything we could possibly make up.) Embracing the little moments of this day (the messy, imperfect and oh so sweet little moments of life with little ones...) with you.