“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. ” by Dr. David M. Burns
Being a parent is one of the most challenging jobs on this earth. We are given these beautiful, loving little babies to nurture, to teach, to love and to protect with all that we have within us.
Most times I found that my teaching came from within me; from things I had learned from my parents and they from their parents. Did I do a good job? I believe I did and of course with help from their father.
Many times they would disobey as I too disobeyed my parents. We are human; they are human, and this is what most humans do because we have our own minds. We each have thoughts, whether the thoughts are right or wrong, we have them and most times we act on them. We wouldn’t, to be honest, want it any other way for our children. We want them to learn to make decisions.
Looking back and remembering the arguments with my children as they were growing, the arguments over trivial things, was it worth it? It may not have been, but I have to believe it helped in their development. I have to believe it cultivated them to be where they are today; respectful, kind adults who I am proud to say are my kids!!
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