A lot of parenting advice tells us what our kids should be doing. But what about parents?

Both the best and worst consequence of more than a year home in close quarters with my kids is that they've seen it all.

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They've seen mom at her saddest, happiest, most stressed, joyful, etc.

There's not been a private phone call in this house in 14 months without a small voice asking about what they've overheard 5 minutes afterward.

They've seen all of mom's imperfections and I'm so ok with it! Honestly, having this very authentic relationship with my kids is my silver lining through COVID. I love them so much and I just hope the last year will have had more benefits than drawbacks, eventually.

Here are 10 things you should let your kids see you doing!

 

10 Things Parents Need To Do in Front of Their Kids

A lot of parenting advice tells us what our kids should be doing. But what about parents? Here are 10 things you should let your kids see you doing.

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Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.