Somebody's Listening | Fit Pregnancy

Somebody's Listening

Even babies learn from what you do and say.


Children need to have their own sense of personal integrity. “Love is not enough,” says Brazelton. “You have to give a child the chance to feel frustration, to stretch herself, to be able to say, ‘I did it. I did it myself.’ That’s self-esteem, and it’s a crucial element of raising a moral child.”

    I’ve also discovered this powerful tool to help nudge children to the side of truth and justice: Say you’re sorry when you’ve done something wrong. It sounds so simple, but every time I do it (which is pretty frequently), I see the shock and delight in their little faces, as if they’re thinking, “Even Mommy gets in trouble! Even Mommy has to grovel sometimes!” Because when I tell them I’m sorry, in one small phrase I show that I respect them, that I am willing to humble myself to the truth and that it’s OK to make a mistake. I also give them the opportunity to forgive me. Besides, it’s just the right thing to do.                                  



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