Don’t try to rush them from one milestone to the next. Try not to wish your way through any phase, no matter how sleep-deprived you may be in those bleary-eyed first days, or how weary you become of dealing with a defiant toddler in the throes of his terrible two’s.
Play that rousing game of Uno. Read that favorite story for the umpteenth time. Run through the sprinklers, and play in the snow.
So now it’s your turn. The video I’ve referenced is below. I hope you’ll watch it, ponder it, and then weigh in:
What would you tell yourself?