Parenting: Little Hearts In Our Hands

I’ve noticed the older my son gets the more I enjoy watching his personality form as he grows into the young man that he is on his way to being. I also spend time correcting some traits that were handed to me that I’ve, in-turn, handed to him. Some, in my opinion, can be particularly detrimental to his independency and leadership abilities. I don’t want to intentionally socially or mentally handicap my child in any way. Nor do I want to force ideas that lead him to believe that he is wrong for simply being him. When I fail at these things, it can lead to me feeling like I’m being a bad parent. I try my best, and when I hear that I’m doing a great job I’m incredibly. I just can’t help wanting to be the best and to provide the best for him. 

The truth is, there is no such thing as perfection. I just have to be happy with the fact that I am without a doubt doing my best. All in all it’s about what he thinks of me as a parent and his childhood, and so far he’s still alive! So, I must not be doing that bad!

Through my experience (and devout fears) I have gathered a list of (common? I can’t be the only one….right?) mistakes I have caught myself doing as a parent, and my actions to remedy them:

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Most Shocking Second a Day Video

This could be anyone’s daughter.

I found this video on Upworthy.com.

I decided to share it here on PerpetualLite. I’m all about positivity and uplifting one another, but honestly, sometimes life isn’t as easy. And this video broke my heart a little, so I’m spreading the word, and hopefully opening more eyes to what goes on all over the world.

How does this affect you?

Comment below or tweet me @PerpetualLite

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Ban Bossy

Girls Scouts, Leanin.org, Lifetime and countless others teamed up with the likes of Beyoncé, Sheryl Sandberg, Arne Duncan, Condoleezza Rice, Diane von Furstenberg, Jennifer Garner and more to encourage girls to lead in a campaign launched today, #BANBOSSY. 

Instead of being called bossy, girls should aim to literally be a boss.

What do you think of the campaign? Comment below or tweet me @PerpetualLite

Wanna join: banbossy.com

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The Mask You Live In | Trailer

After watching this video, I felt compelled to hug my son. As an offender of using the terms stated in this video, it really opens my mind to what I’ve spent a lot of my life ignoring.
 
Men have feelings too.
 
And not just “tough man” feelings either, sometimes they just want to be “OK”; for lack of a better word. YouknowwhatImean?
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See How Kids React to Controversial Cheerios Commercial

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

Girls, Girls, Girls

If you remember this little number that I did on GoldieBlox and this one about voting for them so girls could rush the field at the super bowl…well THEY WON! Did they rush the field? I’m not sure. I wasn’t there. I probably would’ve fallen asleep anyway, because I nearly did at home. However, they did get an ad ran during the big game and here is the extended version. 

 
YOU GO GOLDIEBLOX! That’s one small step for women engineers, one giant step for mankind. 
Now go encourage your daughters!

Gentle Reminder

It's OKSometimes at the end of the day you have to admit to yourself that there is only one of you, and no matter how hard you try, you can’t get everything that needs to be done, done. And that’s OK.

By KrisB.

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An Hour of Code

I support anything that encourages kids to explore something they either love, are interested in, or that is new to them. So I’m spreading the word about this. I’m starting my son on it soon. Just to see if it peeks his interest. I’m hoping it’s something we can do together. Should be a fun family activity!

Watch the video, get inspired, and then click here to learn more.

Happy Coding! ❤

Not Just a Girl…

When/If I have a daughter I pray she understands much more than what Disney has to offer. I want her to understand much more than the typical love story of the damsel in distress, that needs a man to save her. I pray she knows that women can do anything they want, absolutely anything. Not to undermine Disney. I haven’t a problem with Disney at all. I can’t even count how many times I watched Aladdin as a kid. I just hope that she is influenced by other women as well. History making women.

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GAME TIME BABY

Help These Girls Rush The Field At The Super Bowl

GAME TIME BABY

https://www.smallbusinessbiggame.com/CA/GoldieBlox/375943

“For the past 100 years, construction toys have inspired our boys to be thinkers, builders, and inventors. Our girls deserve the same…I created GoldieBlox because I believe that every girl is more than just a princess, despite what the pink aisle tells them. In under a year, we’ve grown from a home- made prototype to the shelves of Toys R Us. To survive next to Barbie, we need your help disrupting the pink aisle. Oh, and if we win we’ve got a group of 6 year old girls ready to rush the end zone. In tutus.”

- Debbie Sterling Founder / Chief Officer of Fun

**You can vote once a day!