My parents are my inspiration to be the best mother I can be. All the rules I thought were harsh when I was a teenager was because they cared. I understand now that all they were doing was trying to protect me from a rough world. I know now that all my parents wanted was the best for me, just like I want the best for my own children. Being raised their way made me independent and not have to depend on others. My parents taught me not to be a follower and work hard. It made me a strong woman and ultimately, a great mom. In some ways, I'm raising my kids with the same values my parents raised me but in my own light. I learned to trust my children.
Now that they are grandparents, I know that they are happy with the way I parent.
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