What have you learned from your parents?

  1. The value of teamwork and unity with my spouse, especially in front of our children
  2. I am a wife before I am a mother
  3. The value of kindness and how my words in the morning act as a thermostat, not a thermometer
  4. The importance of dealing with issues rather than letting them fester
  5. The difference between responding and reacting when dealing with difficult people

These lessons were actually not modeled for me; I want to break the dysfunctional cycle for the next generation.