The Rewards Of Hands-On Parenting

The past few weeks have been a revelation for me. Just when I was starting to feel a little depressed about my parenting skills, my daughter surprises me with moments that made me realize that all that extra effort was truly worthwhile.

Just for example last week. I was preparing her for her afternoon nap. We were getting ready to go to her room when she stopped me, “Mama, let’s ‘hipos‘ (put away) the toys first!”. She wanted me to help her put away the mess of toys in our living room before napping in her room.

And two nights ago, my husband pulled me away from work because my daughter, without any prodding, did this:

My baby’s name

It’s little things like this that make all the sacrifices worth while.


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