She will become who she becomes because that’s who she’s meant to be, not because her choices were limited.
Diapers and feedings can be outsourced to a nanny or a babysitter. Teaching them about the sometimes-harsh world around them is a job that only a parent should do.
I wanted to write some of them down here so I have them. And, in case I’m not around one day, she does too.
Those items we give them and their reactions, in the moment, mean nothing. Those things are just temporary.
If you don’t have at least a few moments in life where your kid really dislikes you, then you’re dropping the ball.