The Avocado

The Avocado Parenting Thread is Sticking!

Hello fellow parents and caregivers of children!

There are a bunch of new parents here (raises hand) and there are plenty of veteran parents, as well as people who have experience caring or helping to care for children, like teachers, baby-sitters, aunts, and uncles. Coming together will help all of us, whether we need advice, commiseration, or just a space to let it out. Being a caregiver of small humans can be hard, but also rewarding and wonderful, so we can also share in the joys of watching little humans get to be big humans.

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This week, let’s talk about Sticking Points.

what’s something parenting related that you won’t compromise on, like your kids’ safety or your policies about TV watching? Something where there’s some pressure from peers or grandparents or media to change your mind and you won’t. Maybe it’s led to disagreements and tension with friends or family. Maybe you just bite your tongue when you see others do it.

(Feel free to post about things unrelated as well, the prompt is just a suggestion.)

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