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How to find balance while walking the tightrope of motherhood

In this final installment of the High-Wires of Motherhood, we explore the tentative and ever-shifting balance required in our relationship with our children. We go to The Incredible Tightrope of Raising Children.

The First Act: Enjoying children while also training them.

This balancing act takes on many different forms. You take your children out to play in the snow and then remind them to take off their wet boots by the door. You hand them a cookie but then insist they first say please. You encourage them to go swimming together but then make them wait to jump off the edge until you can catch them. Mothering is a natural interplay between “Let’s go explore this beautiful world together!” and “Let me tell you the rules along the way!”

Read the rest of this story at motherhoodmatters.blogs.deseretnews.com
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