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15 great reader comments on parenting

We have had so many wonderful parenting comments recently that we have had to share some with you. Here are 15 fun, wise insights …

When feeding a baby:

“It was exhausting trying to breastfeed my twins. One twin was great, the other not so much, and I got an hour of sleep between feeding and pumping. I decided that having a happy mom was better for my twins, so we switched to formula after three months. You are now a healthy nine year old. Whatever works for you is best. “- DD

About parent nostalgia:

“My friend said to me, ‘You loved every stage your children were in. You are sure to love all the phases that come your way. ‘It was so true and helpful to remember. Newborns are so cute and toddlers are so fun, but school age kids and frankly teenagers are also the best. When they leave the house they make you so proud and come back for these great visits. I look forward to the next steps! “- Heather

“I heard a stranger’s ringtone once: Happy baby bump is laughing and it brought joy to my heart.” – Ann

On proven advice:

“When my children were little and we were out, they always picked out a few postcards on the way. Then while we were waiting for our meal in a restaurant, it was a great time for them, grandparents or family back home to write a quick note or even a note to themselves! “- Shelley

“I have two children – an eight year old boy and a four year old girl who are on the autism spectrum. Some children, especially autistic children, feel uncomfortable in unfamiliar situations. So try to talk to them as much as you can about what is in store for them. For example: “We’re going to a restaurant, your cousins ​​will be there, the restaurant looks like this, they have this food that you like, if we are waiting for our meal you can color it in or with some toys.” play etc. etc.. ‘My daughter loves predictability and hates surprises. So if something is supposed to be a surprise, I try to make her enjoy it. Like guessing how her food is served: “Do you think the fries will be thin or fat? Will the tomatoes be on top or on the side? ‘”- Kiana

“I hated mornings, and when I was a teenager my mom started doing something new that would involve opening the door to my room and shouting, ‘Get the fuck out of bed! ‘Your joyous swearing was absolutely fun for both of us and started the day on a ridiculous note that really took the edge off. “- Rebecca

“My best tip for parents is to make a habit of sharing how you are feeling. Children are not afraid of emotions and are not blind to them. When you tell them that you are frustrated, or sad, or happy and why, give them the language to talk about how they are feeling and how emotions drain and change over time. I don’t mean a watered down version (like “don’t worry, mom is just tired”). Fall apart a little. Be human. Tell them the truth about what you are feeling because they can already see it. When you give them rich, deep language they can experience, tolerate, and control complex emotions and be open with you about how they are feeling. “- Olivia

About cute sayings:

“I babysat a child and one day she is a long way apart. I asked her what was going on and she said, “My head’s shop is almost closed.”
– Elina

“When our son was three years old, we drove past our old apartment on a train and said, ‘We used to live here before you were born. ‘And he said, “Yeah, that’s before I came and found you two rascals.”
– Anne

“The other day when I was putting my five-year-old in for the night, he snuggled up against me and said,” I think I have the best mom in the mom shop! “And a few months ago,” How do you make a pear? I mean, is it just an apple that you crush with your hands? ‘”- Isabella

“I have two nine month old girls who started riding up on their own about a month ago. Although it’s not quite as exciting as the first time it happened, every time one of the babies gets up, my four-year-old daughter screams with excitement, “MOM, THE BABIES ARE SITTING UP !!! LOOOOOOOK !!! GOOD JOB, ANNIE !!! GOOD JOB, BRIDGIE !!! YOU DID IT!!!!!!’ And we can’t help but laugh because that happens at least 25 times a day now, and she has maxed out cheerleading status by clapping and jumping up and down for her sisters for the past month! I mean who doesn’t love being cheered on ?! “- Bren

About dreams of adulthood:

“Mine definitely involved signing credit card receipts; it seemed so glamorous and mature. It’s handy to tap a card to pay, but my inner 10 year old was kind of sad when you no longer had to sign for things! “- S.

“I always thought being an adult meant talking with your hands while holding a glass of wine at the dining table. I also really wanted to drive a minivan and use the parking brake. “- Kelly

“Mine were all based on teachers I had. I wanted lipstick rings on my coffee cups, clicking, rickety heels, and thick, thick fingernails. I’m a teacher now and my students are commenting on my earrings, my boot collection, and my stacks of books all over the room. “- Ann

“I was pretty disappointed that adulthood has brought so few opportunities to dramatically pull my ear clips off before answering the phone.” – Karin

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(Photo by Sweenshots & Shaymone / Stocksy.)

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