Motherhood is rife with ridiculous moments. And whether it’s telling your child for the fourth time that you can’t have ice cream for breakfast or begging them to stop asking Alexa to play the Paw Patrol theme song, it’s also full of ridiculous things we never thought we’d have to say out loud. How many of these 50 statements have you said this morning? But don’t worry about getting too serious—science says your child’s social skills (even the silly ones) are way more important than academics when determining future success. So feel free to get goofy, mama!



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