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It may be a lack of effort on the part of your parents that motivates you to be the kind of parent they weren&#39t, or you may find yourself trying to emulate your parents because you realize the older you get that they really gave you their very best.
Living simply isn’t as easy as it might sound, especially when your house is populated with children. Remember the time (oh, so long ago!) you only needed to carry a tiny purse or wallet? Any mom knows it’s impossible to leave the house without a bulging diaper bag or at least a good-size tote. Kids just attract gear like industrial-strength magnets.
You’ve probably done more than one of these. If you don’t watch out, you could be setting your child up for failure. But there is still time to fix it. No child is a completely lost cause.