This is a somewhat bittersweet post for me as it is my last post as ambassador of The Patchery but I am proud to say that I have learned a lot in the past few months designing clothes with my daughter. In my previous post in June, I had discussed allowing my daughter to make her own decision over which outfit to choose, without any input from me and letting her take responsibility. Allowing your child to do something on her own can be a learning process not just for the child but also for the parent.
For her final outfit from The Patchery my daughter selected the pigs and blackberries collection again, this time for a dress. As she was designing her dress – completely on her own – I realized that I wasn’t loving the design. I had promised her that I will back her up 100% on whatever she designs and I had to stick to my word. This was a very important lesson for me as a mom. My job is not to do things for my kids, but rather to watch them do things (obviously, age-appropriate) on their own and offer words of advice. They can choose to take my advice or not, but that is up to them. Obviously, making a choice for a summer dress is not life-changing, like picking a college or deciding whom to marry, but it’s good practice. I’m grateful we both had this opportunity.
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Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for fourteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 9, 7 and 3) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.