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A parent’s job is to protect their kids. Except when it’s not.


One of the biggest challenges of being a parent (after learning the self-control necessary to not eat all the Halloween candy after bedtime) is finding the balance between protecting the kids and letting them make their own mistakes.  For example, my kids have made the mistake of not hiding all their left over Halloween candy.  I believe in using natural consequences.

Candy isn't good for kids anyway, right?
Candy isn’t good for kids anyway, right?

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