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When it comes to parenting, one thing that is easily forgotten in our busy and exhausting days is kindness. Sometimes we forget to be kind to ourselves. Other times, we may even struggle in demonstrating kindness towards our children. We all have bad days and we all have good days. I know that some of my not-so-good moments have been seen by others. At those times, instead of a disapproving look, I’ve been given something much more powerful – kindness.
When Monkey Boy was quite young, it was a serious issue. I even began to question if something was wrong with me. Thankfully, it’s not as big of a deal now, but I remember back then even the offer of assistance brought up all sorts of feelings on my part. Still though, on occasion, I struggle in accepting kind offers from others.
Expressing and demonstrating kindness to others is especially important, because you never really know if your act is just what someone needs at that moment in time.
Maria of Collecting Moments has had an ongoing series on just this topic. I’ve really loved reading others’ experiences and perspectives. Today, Maria is gracious enough to interview me as part of the ongoing discussion. So, click on over to Collecting Moments and read my thoughts and others on kindness and parenting.