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Props to My Parents

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Things that affected me positively as a kid and probably contributed to who I am today:

  1. My mom never monitored my eating. She also never complained about how she looked (or her weight) in front of me.
  2. Adults bought my artwork. And a lot of my family contributed to my painting supplies/lessons.
  3. 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.”
  4. 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?

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3 Comments

  • Reply Corey

    Parenting goals right there. I seriously might save this just to remind myself of who and what I want to be when I have kids.

    October 21, 2016 at 11:53 AM
    • Reply Allison

      That’s how I feel! I want to remember how positive the experience truly was (as the kid). Thanks for reading :)

      October 24, 2016 at 5:10 PM
  • Reply jennifer

    Ugh, I could (and maybe will, someday) write a book about #1. Between my parents and MIL there is a complete set of fears and neuroses I *don’t* want to model for our kiddo. I might print this out and staple it to my bathroom wall!

    December 2, 2016 at 7:11 AM
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