Things that affected me positively as a kid and probably contributed to who I am today:
- My mom never monitored my eating. She also never complained about how she looked (or her weight) in front of me.
- Adults bought my artwork. And a lot of my family contributed to my painting supplies/lessons.
- I never had to check in with my family when I traveled abroad or even when going to a friend’s house. They would say, “No news is good news.”
- My parents never asked about my grades or used my performance in school as a way to reward or punish me.
No one gets a perfect childhood but I like to remember that my parents are awesome. What do you appreciate about your upbringing?