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The Lessons We Teach Our Children

By Nichole |

When our babies are first handed to us, thoughts of loving and keeping them healthy and safe fill our minds.

As they get bigger, we think about how important it is to feed them nutritious foods and teach them what it means to healthy.

But, what we don’t always think about along the way is just how much they are learning from us every single day.

When we are irritable or resilient or good natured, a bit of us rubs off onto them.

Aside from the tangible needs that we must meet for our children…food, shelter, clothing…the list of intangibles that are also important is a mile long.

This weekend, I faced something that truly terrified me and I’m hoping that one day my daughter remembers it as she faces her own fears.

I hope that I’ve taught her something about taking risks and reaching for her dreams.

I’m sharing the rest of this story over on in these small moments

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About Nichole

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Nichole Beaudry lives in Sacramento, California with her husband Craig, their daughter Katie and baby boy Matthew. In her former life she was a college English professor, now she shares some of her small moments in her Practicing Gratitude column each week at SheKnows and works at AllParenting as the Assignments Editor. She was a contributor to Babble, and currently keeps a personal blog, In These Small Moments.

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