raising ’em right

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If your face lights up as much as your little one’s does when they see you, you’re doing it right.

If they declare you a bear and you roar the best non-scary bear roar you can muster and chase them around on your hands and knees while they squeal with laughter, you’re doing it right.

If they wave their magic wand and declare that they grant you purple, poof! and you admire your new “purple” like you know exactly what they mean and that it’s the greatest thing they could have ever done for you, you’re doing it right.

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If you NEVER hear yourself say “hang on baby, my show is almost over/let me just finish sending this text/I’m busy,” you’re doing it right.

If you tell your baby that they are so smart, so wonderful, so sweet, so polite, and you truly believe every word you are saying, you’re doing it right.

If you make decisions that you would be proud to see your child make in the future, you’re doing it right.

If you nurture their imaginations and creativity and abilities like the amazing gifts that they are, you’re doing it right.

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If you make sure that the very last words they hear every night before they fall asleep are good ones, you’re doing it right.

If you never miss a chance to lift them up with a complement, you’re doing it right.

If you worry that you’re not doing it right, you’re doing it right.

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