Amy Gardner, a mother of two living in Cleveland, Tennessee, shared a post on Facebook Sunday detailing an exercise she did with her eldest daughter, 11-year-old Breonna, to demonstrate the power and permanence of her words. While most parents have 18 years to guide their child toward becoming responsible young adults, Gardner points out that she and her husband have only half of that time with Breonna before she leaves the nest. That's why this mom decided to share an important lesson with her daughter before sending her off to the scary world of sixth grade.
Gardner instructed her daughter to squeeze a tube of toothpaste out onto a plate. Moms Surprising Tribute to Her Daughter Starting Kindergarten. Gardner notes that exercises like this are especially important for her two daughters, both of whom were originally taken in as foster children.