3. Not Overbearing

While you want to love and care for your child, you should not be overbearing. You do not want to be that embarrassing mother in the movies who comes into her childโ€™s class in high school with a brown bag saying, "Sweetie, you forgot your lunch!" If donโ€™t want your child to resent you, keep your distance. While children need you in their lives, they need space. Independence is a crucial part of growing up!

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