So you’re not a demi-god. And you don’t have time to live through a few Ages of Middle Earth before you get this parenting gig squared away. I hear you. We can’t all be Gandalf.
But we can all benefit from the wisdom of Gandalf. You don’t have to be a hobbit or a a dwarf to relate to his teachings.
I’ve scoured Middle Earth for parenting tips and tricks and compiled the sagest advice from the Istari.
We all want to do right by our halflings, don’t we?
Don't Get Too Comfy
Gandalf appreciates a cozy fire and a well-stocked larder. Why do you think he returns to The Shire so often? But, as Gandalf well knows, a hobbit can get too comfortable if he doesn't venture out into the world every now and again. You launch adventures from
home and when they are finished, you return
. You won't appreciate it until you leave. Note to young moms: Get out of the house. Note to college-aged children: Get out of the house.
Photo Credit: Wikia
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