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As you’ve likely experienced, parenting is most often a “do as I do” job and very rarely “do as I say.” Our children watch us and learn how to interact with their environment by how we interact with ours. So along with our quirky mannerisms and (just a few) slipped “bad words,” we also pass on to them how, or how not, to take care of themselves. If you are consistently putting yourself last, stretching yourself to take care of everyone else, this is what you are ultimately teaching your children to do, too. You are teaching them that the value of you as an individual is not as important as the value of other individuals. Read More…