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RVA Parenting: creating better habits

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Dealing with bad habits isn't easy, which is why Richmond Moms Blog encourages creating good habits to replace them - not just for your children, but for your own habits as well.

We all have our vices, whether we want to believe it or not. For some of us, our bad habits might be blatantly obvious, like sneaking out for a cigarette and lying to our children about it. For others, our bad habits are more subtle. We check our phone in the middle of a conversation with our spouse. Maybe we bite our nails. We eat our feelings. Or we stay up too late night after night, creating an exhausting life. The dictionary defines a habit as a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. I know that, for a lot of people, it’s easier to accept a bad habit than to give it up or change your ways. But I honestly think that it’s the psychology of it all that’s holding us back. Instead of breaking bad habits, we should focus on creating better habits. This is often the route we take with our kids, yet when it comes to our own faults we seem to overlook this more successful route.

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