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10 Things I Hope I Never Forget to Say to My Kids

By Aela Mass |

10 Things to Never Forget to Say to Kids

Planning a family at almost 35 years old certainly has both its drawbacks and advantages. But one of the aspects I particularly enjoy is the time I have to hone in on the type of mother I want to be for my children. I’ve gotten to work on my patience, break some bad habits before I get pregnant, and – most recently – I’ve taken a moment to consider and make note of things I don’t ever want to forget to say to my children.

In an all-too busy world, and with my life about to become even more hectic, I feared that the hustle and bustle of everyday life could make me forget the little things that I believe are so important in helping raise emotionally healthy children. So I created this post as a reminder of what to say to my kids.

After the jump, check out 10 Things I Hope I Never Forget to Say to My Kids. What little niceties to do you say to your kids to help them grow?

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10 Things to Say to Kids: Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids

It's OK to Cry

Who doesn't like a good cry? I know I very much enjoy the occasional sob -- be it from a cheesy Hallmark movie or that heart-wrenching SPCA commercial with Sarah McLachlan, letting the tears flow is quite therapeutic. I cringe when I hear people tell their children, "Stop crying!" Surely, we'd never say, "Stop smiling!" Let the emotions be.
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Aela Mass

Aela Mass is a lesbian writer and editor living the dream on Martha's Vineyard with her wife, Sara, and their dog, Darla. She miscarried her twins at 17 weeks and has undergone numerous IVF, FET, and IUI cycles. Her writing has appeared in The Huffington Post among other publications. For more of her work, visit her blog Two Moms Make a Right. Read bio and latest posts → Read Aela's latest posts →

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