Golden Nugget Parenting Advice

Parenting Author & Blogger Whitney Moss shares her Golden Nugget of parenting advice on always remembering the end goal as a parent in order to raise independent children
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Golden Nugget Parenting Advice

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So my ultimate piece of parenting advice is to remember that you're trying to raise a healthy, happy, independent adult. This is the end game, so all of the llttle decisions that kind of frazzle us all on a day to day basis, they can kind of be quelled when you think about, what is my ultimate goal? And thinking about, "Oh, gosh, my kid had too much juice today," the feeling that we all get, if you just remember that you're trying to raise an independent adult, those little things don't matter so much. One of the other things you have to keep in mind is that to gain that independence, your child needs to practice. And letting them make mistakes or doing things differently from the way you would do them yourself is really important, because they can't grow up to be independent if they don't get a chance to practice that. So I just try to remember, what is my end goal here? And let that kind of be the theme for making those day to day decisions.

Parenting Author & Blogger Whitney Moss shares her Golden Nugget of parenting advice on always remembering the end goal as a parent in order to raise independent children

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Whitney Moss

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Upon becoming a mom, Whitney Moss joined forces with her BFF Heather Gibbs, and they began writing down hundreds ideas for fun things to do – with babies in tow. The result was their book, The Rookie Mom's Handbook: 250 Activities To Do With (and Without!) Your Baby and website, RookieMoms.com, which has been on Babble.com's list of Top 50 Mom Blogs twice. Whitney has been a contributor on BabyCenter.com and spoken at the MamaBear family tech conference.  Whitney lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children: Julian, eight and Scarlett, five. She grew up in Los Angeles, CA and attended Barnard College.

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