While we cannot control our kids’ thoughts or feelings, what we can do is find new approaches so that we are having a conversation versus a monologue.
I have to fight the urge to “fix” my daughter, fight the desire to change who she is. Because children are meant to be unfinished.
The village can be judgemental – If you are too hands-on you’re a helicopter mom; if you let your son or daughter roam you’re reckless and negligent.
I’d been preparing for YEARS when my daughter had her first period. You would have thought I would have been ready for the main event.
I hated you when you wished for your child to “just stay little,” but now I understand. You’ve said it often. “Why can’t they just stay little?”