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Seven Parenting Mistakes That Hurt My Relationship With My Kids

By Janis B Meredith, JBM Thinks, 02/11/19, 12:00PM CST

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Recognize your mistakes and learn how to do things better next time. Parenting is a journey, not a destination.

Parenting Mistakes cannot be avoided all together, however, I do believe we can cut down on them when we are aware of the potential traps. I made a lot of parenting mistakes throughout 31 years of parenting. I couldn’t begin to share all of them with you! But I can pinpoint the biggest ones because they hurt my kids and as a result, my relationship with them.

If sharing my parenting mistakes with you steers you clear of making even ONE of these errors, then I’ll be grateful. 

Mistake #1 I reacted instead of responding. Counting to 10 will save you much regret! It also give you time to ask yourself one quick question: what does my child really need from me in this moment?