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Nice Mom Misses: Offer more empathy by changing what you say

Instead of sympathy, have more empathy.

Women are usually well-meaning. We have good intentions, we have good hearts… but we don’t always convey that to others. We’re calling them “nice mom misses.”
It’s when you’re trying to be a nice mom, but your words accidentally tell a different story.

Studio 5 Parenting Contributor Heather Johnson shares words to avoid, and what to say instead.


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