Our kids need to know we love them just as much as adults as they did when they were kids. Your adult kids need to know that you have full confidence in them and in their ability to handle challenges and adversity. Be generous with your time, your resources, and your support. When our son and his wife moved to a new apartment, we blocked the date off on our calendar so we could help.
Hearing comments about your alopecia is often upsetting. Comments can come from strangers or people you know. Sometimes they are thoughtless or inconsiderate. Occasionally, comments can be deliberately rude or hurtful. This can be upsetting and distressing and may make you angry or tearful. Having a strategy for dealing with comments can be really helpful. Thinking about how you would like to respond helps you to build confidence and feel prepared.
With their all-honesty say-it-as-it-is demeanor, kids have the ability to tug at our heartstrings, make us laugh out loud, and even get us really thinking about life. We can never forget the great advice from this 9-year-old boy about the secret of life. Or this great divorce advice from a 6-year-old which went viral. It simply brightened my day, and reminded me to hug my husband a little tighter that day.
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