I’m Not Raising “Nice” Girls

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Do you ever tell your kids to be “nice”?

Maybe that’s not what you should be saying.

Today, I’m writing for the Chattanooga Moms Blog, and tackling the tricky subject of what it means to be nice vs. kind. Don’t think there is a difference? Check out my post before you decide.

“My daughter doesn’t want to go to after-school childcare. There’s a girl there that keeps telling her she can’t play with other kids, who makes her feel badly for having other friends, and who threatens to take away “privileges” like birthday invitations if she doesn’t follow orders. When my daughter told the childcare workers that she didn’t want to be friends with this girl, she was scolded and told, “We’re ALL friends, here.” But, they’re wrong. We’re not all friends, and we don’t have to be.”

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