10 Facts About Kids that Prove You Aren’t Screwing Them Up
Listen—We know kids aren’t precious angels all the time. We aren’t imagining you, Saint Mommy, sitting on a pristine couch, seersucker-smocked in a quiet, clean home. It’s sometimes just straight up chaos. Kids can be little gremlins, preying on our souls like candy after midnight. And when they have a bad day we wonder: is that my fault? Am I causing their outbursts? Am I damaging them? Are they deeply flawed and doomed? But at Motherlift, we think that in the midst of all the clammer, chaos, and cussing, we moms gotta be doing something right, RIGHT? We’re here to tell you what those right things are, so you don’t sweat the small stuff.
In reality, our kids have many influences on their development outside our words, our actions, and our commands. This goes back to Nature versus Nurture. We think we analyze the hell out of our role as The Nurturer, and don’t give enough credit to Their Nature. Our kids are constantly influenced by society, their friends, other family members, and all the random things that happen in the universe. These unique assets swirl around to create their developmental path. So, with awareness toward all the influences that our kids absorb during their development, we compiled a list of reasons why you should: take take a load off, Sally. And here they are: