"I think there is a tendency today for parents to want to be their kid’s friend. I have friends who think that treating their children like their peer is empowering them – I disagree. I think you empower a child by teaching them how to think for themselves, giving them a moral compass and telling them you’re always there like the North Star. I tell my kids I don’t want to be your friend. You will have lots of friends in your life, and they will come and go. I am your mother. I’m not going anywhere."
Had to share this quote from Elissa Schappell, who is speaking at the Moms @ Work breakfast in Charlotte NC this Friday the 28th. I'm unable to go, but maybe someone reading this would like to.
A reminder that I post at Southern Belle View on Wednesdays.
And there is always something going on at She Reads. We try to introduce you to the best writers and books in women's fiction every week, so don't miss a post!
And happy birthday to my second child, who is (unbelievably) turning 18 today!