My friend, Rachel, did a post a while back on Baby Tips, things she learned as a mom over the first year of her daughter’s life. It was so helpful, in a tongue-in-cheek sort of way, that I’ve been wanting to do my own for some time. Today is her one year blogging anniversary (hooray!) and she is inviting everyone to help celebrate by posting their own tips. So now is the perfect time to enlighten you with all the wisdom I have gleaned from 6 years of child-rearing. So without further ado, and in no particular order, here are my “Kid Tips”.
Do not let your children share a crib – with each other or with the above-said stuffed animals.
Second: Enforce good hygiene habits early on.
But it is important to remember that as they get older, it sometimes really is easier to hose them off outside.
Avoid sugary foods and desserts.
Encourage a love for reading as soon as you can.
It is also important to teach respect:
And for adults, especially when they are being spoken to by an adult.
but also teach them the importance of dressing for the occasion.
Also, go back by Rachel’s blog and check out this year’s addition – Toddler Tips!