Do sometimes you cringe when you see yourself in your children? See what they are doing, know what is going on in their heads and you just want to shake them and scream: “No no no don’t do this! I know what this is like, you don’t want to start thinking this way!”
Sometimes I watch Abby get so embarrassed when she messed up in dance class that she puts her hand over her face, looks downwards and mutters to herself. If I happen to be volunteering in her class and watch her teacher correct her, just simply ask her to walk a different way or sit here or there instead. Her face turns bright red and she is so disappointed in herself.
Oh Baby Doll, your mama needs to help you learn not to be so hard on yourself.
You are completely perfect!