Raising children is really hard sometimes. These days, whenever I get caught up in the day-to-day struggles with grades, chores, and other stressful challenges – I try to remind myself of who my children really are:

1. They are kind, caring and insightful.

2. They are respectful of others

3. They are not mean-spirited, or obnoxious

4. They are kind to each other, and animals

5. They find joy in their world

6. They have great imaginations

7. They inspire me every day

8. They have a good sense of humor, and know how to laugh