Lesson 4: Get in the picture, mama!

You spend a lot of time documenting, capturing, saving and sharing beautiful moments of your family. It's important that you're included in those moments, too, mama!

In this lesson I'll give you strategies and examples to encourage you to get in the photo.

Action Step:

I want you to take a day and get dressed up in an outfit that makes you feel amazing. Then, apply the techniques you learn in the lesson to take pictures with your family. Remember that it doesn't have to be a special occasion, it can be an outing at the park, or just a day spent indoors.

Make it fun. Get in the photo!

Motherly's photography class lessons—

Lesson 1: Let there be light
Lesson 2: Background matters
Lesson 3: Styling your photos like a pro
Lesson 4: Get in the picture, mama!
Lesson 5: Action shots of baby, toddler + kids
Lesson 6: Edit those pics
Lesson 7: Backing up your photos
Lesson 8: Printing your photos
Lesson 9: Maternity photography mini-class
Lesson 10: Newborn photography mini-class
Lesson 11: Family photography mini-class

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength won't make your child immune to hardship—but it also won't cause him to suppress his emotions.

In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks. It gives them the strength to keep going, even when they're plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.

But raising a mentally strong kid requires parents to avoid the common yet unhealthy parenting practices that rob kids of mental strength. In my book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, I identify 13 things to avoid if you want to raise a mentally strong kid equipped to tackle life's toughest challenges:

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