Towel folding

The Peaceful Housewife has a very thought provoking post about the messages we give our children about themselves when their efforts are never good enough in Towel Folding Lessons.  We must be careful because this is what she discovered:

I was passing along my perfectionist, performance-based tendencies and my codependency to my sweet, innocent little girl by sending her the message that nothing that she did was good enough.  I was unintentionally telling her that she’s not good enough, she’s not able to trust herself to do well and that she needs to seek the approval of others in order to feel good about herself.

I should also mention that I added a new response to my Letters to Dobson post.


  1. Lauree Carlsen on October 1, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    My church believes in using Dr. DOBSON. I do not. Also, I have witnessed terrible emotional child abuse, punishments even when the toddler did nothing wrong. You are not loved , and will be belittled. Don’t dare show your sweet personality or show joy. You’d better be crying if you want to be let go. This is on a daily basis. The parents are fundamental Christians. They have documented border anorexia, with severe emotional abuse for bowl accidents at 2, 3 ,4 years, head banging on the crib all night, skin breakouts all over the body through the years, nerves? The church turns a blind eye.

  2. Jenny on February 14, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Wow, Linda, thank you so much for your link. You have no idea how much that means to me!

    • Hermana Linda on February 14, 2011 at 8:24 am

      You’re welcome. It won’t be the last. 😉

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