Let Them Be Awesome! | Raising Kids Without Fear

“Stop playing with that stick! You’ll poke an eye out!” “Don’t climb on the truck. It’s dangerous!” “Don’t get your dress dirty.” “You can’t wear Princess dresses all day. They are for dress up only!”

Those are all of the things I thought to say to my daughter while I was taking this photo. But I didn’t say them. Not a single one.

How much of a child’s day is filled with the words; “DON’T, CAN’T, STOP” and “NO”? How many times a day do we bark orders at our children? Sometimes I wonder if I’m a mom or a drill sergeant.
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