By GalTime Parenting Pro Barbara Greenberg. PhD
Yes, our mothers certainly told us a lot. We have all heard "wait until you have kids." And yes, now we do understand what they meant. Karma is not always fun when it's payback time. Nonetheless, our moms left out some quite surprising details about raising these delightful monsters known as kids and teens.
I will speak for myself, but am eager to hear about what YOUR mother neglected to mention. So here goes and do not show this list to my children. After all, some things are meant for the "mothers' club." And we have unwritten rules that some things stay between us -- right fellow mama bears?
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My list goes something like this.
1. You feel a level of protection that you thought only animals or crazy people were capable of.
2. Sometimes, for a brief moment, you may ask yourself who these kids are and why on earth you invited them into your life?
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