I often think about raising children and how “I” would do it.

At this stage in my life, I consider myself open-minded and mature enough to form my own reasoned life choices and accept responsibility for them.

While I was thinking of drumming this maturity theme into my future child’s head, it occurred to me that my parents did only some of that, but I still turned out the way I am.

Essentially, if I want my child to turn out exactly like me, should I raise them the exact way my parents raised me?!

Too funny.

I am thankful that this decision on how to raise kids is not weighing on me since I have no plans to start a family anytime soon. In the interim, I find it helpful to volunteer with children (to feel good and improve my communication skills) and remember that instilling a sense of self-ownership is, in my opinion, one of the best things a parent can do.

I’d like to think that a little more self-ownership/discipline from my parents would have helped me mature faster, however, as an adult, I realize they did the best job they could and I’m thankful they got the important stuff right (loving me and openly showing affection).

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