10/15/2013 03:22 pm ET

Parenting A Second Child Is Forcing Me To Chill Out


In the NYT Motherlode Blog yesterday, a mother wrote about the judgement she felt when she announced she was having her second child. I’ve never felt that type of judgment, but I have noticed that people have definite ideas about the benefits or drawbacks of having more than one child. At the risk of sounding strange, I have to admit that having a second child really took the pressure off and helped me become a more relaxed parent.

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