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100 Moms – Healthy Fear

If you suspect your kids are stealing, set them up.

Joan, “You have to teach your children right from wrong. If you suspect your kids are stealing anything, set them up. It’s a lesson they will carry with them all of their lives, and they will be scared to do it again.Tip 6

Joan is the Mom to the two preceding Moms, Sherrylee and Patricia.  I’m thrilled to have her tips.  She is a respected, matriarch in her family.  Her daughter reports, “The girls gave her a hard go in the teenage years.” It’s clear to see today, there is adoration all around.

I thought Joan’s tip #6 was so funny, “Set them up.”  It’s smart to stay ahead of your kids in that way.  I remember hearing the phrase, “If your Mom asks you a question, she already knows the answer.”

My Mom, she had a certain look.  When she knew the answer, she would ask, then her nostrils would have a special kind of flare, and I knew!  I knew, yet I still lied! Before too long, I could sense trouble was coming.  Her nostrils gave it away every time.

Joan’s tips make me think she too had hyper-keen ‘Spidey senses.’ She had an energetic trio likely requiring her to keep all Mom skills super sharp!

Seems to me like Joan was a Mom who meant business.  I can imagine it was an entire production to pull something over on her.  Based on her messages, I assume she caught her kids in a few escapades!

Thanks Joan! Thanks for your entry, and for those three great adults I’ve come to know and love!

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