3 responses to “New Year’s Resolution: Stop Putting Yourself Last, Mom”

  1. MITBeta

    Whenever my 6 year old asks why she has to do something (empty bathroom trash can, rinse plates to put in dishwasher, etc…), I tell her simply: “Because you can.”

  2. Jennifer Fink

    My 6-yr-old actually taught me that there’s no reason why I can’t expect my kids to pack their own snacks. If he’s perfectly capable of grabbing a baggie and putting some crackers in it, or stashing a tube of Gogurt or string cheese in his backpack, my older boys can certainly do the same!

  3. Aviva Goldfarb

    Totally agree that we can give kids more and more responsibility, which give them the power to be independent when the time comes. I find now that they are teens they can also help so much more around the house, but sometimes I get tired of asking them to do it so I just do it myself–not ideal. Thanks for the wake up call, Jen!

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