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5 ways your child will terrify you

Maybe you harbored ambitions of being the cool, laid-back kind of mom or dad. Or, maybe you always knew you were going to be the crazed germaphobe who wipes everything with antibacterial wipes, twice. Either way, you were likely unprepared for these five ways your child will terrify you (and cause a few grey hairs in the process):

On radical self care

We give our all to our children and our careers and our friends and our homes and our schools and our communities, but we struggle mightily to give to ourselves. And when we do, we feel guilty because it feels like we are wasting our time or could be doing something more productive or should be taking care of someone else.

My B+ Life

As parents, we often feel like we are failing. Even when we are doing well, we feel guilt that we are not doing enough, that we should somehow be an A+ at all times.

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