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Law Practice

Jun. 13, 2024

Mothering like a lawyer: How to nurture your kids using legal principles that instill grit and grace

Parents can empower their children to take ownership of their goals and decisions by offering them choices and feedback, much like a lawyer does with their client.

Photo courtesy of Kimberlina McKinney

As an entertainment attorney and a mama, I’ve found my legal skills frequently apply to many aspects of my mothering. Early on, I was desperately grasping for ways to get my little one to listen to me without resorting to my father’s technique of “yelling” and “whoopins!”

But I can’t rationalize and negotiate with a toddler…or could I?

Over the past eight years I’ve experimented (like all parents do) with wha...

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