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Parenting Tips A to Z Part 3: S-Z

by Rebecca Eanes

This is the final post of my Parenting Tips A to Z series, the letters S-Z. Read part one and part two here for the full alphabet.

S is for Simplify

There was an article recently by Tracy Gillet called Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues, and this post really resonated with many readers on my Facebook page and around the world. Drawing off the wisdom of Kim John Payne’s book, Simplicity Parenting, Gillet warns against having too much stuff, too much information, too many choices, and too much speed.

I think this post resonated so well because most of us have felt the burden of an overwhelmed mind from “too much” and we want to shield our children from the stress. Certainly, at the very least, freeing up space, both physically and mentally, makes room for peace.

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T is for Traditions

I’ve written before about the benefits of family traditions, which you can read here. Some of our happiest childhood memories revolve around the traditions kept by our families. More than making memories, though, family traditions serve to solidify our unity. They make us feel like we belong, and that’s a feeling we all long to feel.

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