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“There is no Such Thing as a Perfect Parent. So Just be a Real One.”โฃ

“๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต. ๐˜š๐˜ฐ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ.”โฃ
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๐Ÿ”นParents, you don’t have to be perfect. Your child just needs you to be honest and authentic. As parents, it’s ok to give ourselves the green light to make mistakes in the very same way we should give our kids permission to do the same. โฃ
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๐Ÿ”นThere is freedom in not being perfect and in not expecting yourself to be perfect. If we were to survey our children they would tell us they don’t desire for us to be perfect either, they just want you to be real.โฃ
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๐Ÿ”นAdults are only human too. We all make mistakes and are figuring out this thing called parenting as we go. As long as we continue to do our best and learn from our slip ups – that’s all anyone could ask for.โฃ
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๐Ÿ”นFar too often, parents tend to judge other parents and think that it’s okay to have an opinion regarding how they are choosing to raise their children. Rather than putting each other down, we have to stand together and support one another. โฃ
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Where are all the perfectly imperfect parents at? Give us a wave down in the comments! ๐Ÿ‘‹ We are all in this together, supporting one another through this community.

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Annual Staff Retreat!

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Quick Parenting Tip Tuesday!

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๐ˆ๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐œ๐ค ๐๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐ข๐ฉ ๐“๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ! ๐Ÿ’ก โฃ โฃ Parents, when complimenting your childโ€ฆ get your โ€œbutโ€ out of the way!โฃ โฃ You probably think weโ€™re crazy ๐Ÿคช but just let us explain:โฃ โฃ ๐—ช๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐๐ข๐ ๐จ๐ซ…

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