Did you know, when it comes to parenting, we can’t rewind the clock and do it over?
We only have one chance (per child).
We parents don’t know what we don’t know, and sometimes, we don’t find out until it’s either too late or it doesn’t matter.
I know I’ve made mistakes and there isn’t much I can do about them now other than own them, apologize if necessary, and move on.
Urban legend suggests the poem:
Ring-a-round the rosie,
A pocket full of posies,
We all fall down.
…may describe the Great Plague in London. Nobody really knows for sure, but it’s a sobering thought if it’s true.
I mentioned before that parenting is getting harder to carry out because of changes in culture. Specifically, our kids have more access to information than we ever did.
Some kids use the information to improve themselves and help others, and other kids use it to manipulate.
It’s important for parents to be informed and have strategies to recognize and deal with our kids behavior.
In some ways, they’re smarter than us!
As parent leaders, we need to make sure they are only smarter in ways that don’t interfere with our ability to parent them, so we don’t end up in a plague-like relationship at home…and the best way to do that is to learn.
Read, watch videos, get connected to people who care and want the best for you and your family.
Do whatever you need to do to LEAD your kids into adulthood, so they won’t fall down and never get back up!