“If all you did was feed your child fruit loops and sit on the couch to read with him, that’s equally as great. Odds are that 20 years from now they probably won’t remember half of the academic lessons you taught them, but they will remember the time they got to spend with you.”
“I had exhausted all of my drugs and tricks. I glanced at the counter and saw this chip clip. Within one minute I had some relief.”
“We have three new foster children and the trenches of trauma and grief are deep. My village stepped into the trenches and sat with me. They didn’t ask me what I needed, they just started providing.”
“Your child ever wake up screaming in pain of an ear infection? Because it takes 30 minutes for pain meds to kick in, this is the handiest trick you will ever learn.”
“I got so many from my burnt out candles.”
6. How to recognize their own name.
“If you only see them as pawns in your game of chess; you should be handing them over… not having freaking children.”
“When parents talk about a wide range of emotions, kids learn to understand their own emotions and those of other people.”
Talk to the people around you. Stay vigilant. Ask for help when you need it.
“A parent asked me the other day, ‘Are you sending home a packet of work for the summer?’”