three boys

You may know I am the mother of three boys aged five and under! It can be a challenge, even on the best day. Today I’m sharing an essay about what I do to try to raise emotionally healthy children, for ABC News and the UN Foundation’s Million Moms Challenge. Here’s a sneak peek at the essay:

Even with all these advantages, it is easy to feel like I am making huge mistakes in raising my kids. Being a parent of many small children is like being in the trenches of a war. You’re in survival mode. Everything is constantly being tested. Your real personality in all its glory and horror comes out for everyone to see.

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