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10 Reasons Why Your Child Needs You

April 11, 2018

 Your child needs you for the same reasons you needed your parents. These are my top 10. What are yours? 

1. Love
2. Leadership
3. Connection
4. Safety
5. Compassion
6. Humor
7. Trust
8. Forgiveness
9. Understanding
10. Opportunity

The daughter said to the Mom, "How am I like you?"
"Well," the mom said. "You have my eyes and we both love clothes."
"But how am I really like you?" the daughter asked.
"What do you mean?"
"You know. Am I good like you?"
"Of course you are," the mom said.
"Will I be just like you when I grow up?"
"No," the mom said. "You will be you."
"What does that mean?"
"It means you will grow into your best self as you live a big and wonderful life."
"What if I'm not good like you?" the daughter said.
"Oh, my sweet girl, I know you will be better than me. You already are."

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