1. It’s ok if you feel more grief from the passing of a pet than from a relative. It’s about who you spent the most time bonding with. Don’t beat yourself up for your own feelings. Trust them. They are true.
2. A simple way to teach kids the difference between “good secrets” and “bad secrets” is that good secrets always have an end date (Christmas gift, surprise party, etc.) whereas bad secrets are told to be kept forever (sexual abuse, etc.).
3. If you’re taking your animal to the vet for an ailment, get a video of them coughing, breathing strangely, limping, etc. Animals may not show the ailment at the vet’s office and the video can help the vet diagnose your furry friend.
4. If you’re going to put money away for your kid, don’t give it to them when they turn 18, give it to them when they are 20/21. Hopefully, they have learned to be a little more responsible with money and have more realistic goals.
5. Just because you did something wrong in the past, doesn’t mean you can’t advocate against it now. It doesn’t make you a hypocrite. You grew. Don’t let people use your past to invalidate your current mindset. Growth is a concept. Embrace it.