Don't worry, just enjoy your daughter
19 Dec 2014
Don’t worry, just enjoy your darling daughter!
Marmar was one of the most positive people I have ever met. Sometimes, this was irritating, but far more often, her cheery outlook was greatly valued by those who encountered her. The frantic pace of modern parenting was a mystery to her, so this week's tip is to slow down, try not to worry, and make room to enjoy your darling daughter while you can. What do you love most about being a parent to your daughter? Do let me know.
WHAT WOULD MARMAR DO?
Marmar was my mum. Her legacy to my sisters and I includes parenting wisdom, wit and a bottomless pit of patience. She had her flaws though, as all parents do. I didn't realise how much she meant to me, and to my daughters, until she died.
So many parents have told me they miss their own family being nearby to help bring up their darlings. I thought you might like some parenting tips from Marmar. A small act of kindness written with love like Marmar would, to help you with all the modern problems of raising daughters. She would prefer me to write a proper letter to you, but she had a habit of leaving notes for us written on the back of old envelopes on the kitchen table. I hope you find these jottings useful and fun. Marmar would want you to put your feet up to read them.
This is also an invitation to share your own 'Marmar' stories. A friend told me her mum always said " It will be alright in the morning." What did your mum, or dad, do or say, that you have found valuable in raising your darlings? Please do share your memories for all of us in the comments box, or on the Darling Daughters Facebook page.
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