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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Great Kids

I've been such a worrywart lately, and I've finally had an 'aha' moment. Unnecessary worrying robs me of the present. I don't know why I've felt so on edge lately, but I have. Hmmmm... probably hormones like everything else. Anyway, my psychologist friend told me something great today. He said: Let the outside world present the problems to your child. Parents should help them find solutions. In other words, it's not my job to prevent problems or head them off or even emphasize them to teach the kids a lesson. It's only my job to wait with loving arms to help them work things out. Just wanted to share that little pearl of wisdom with you.

2 comments:

Dorothy said...

That's a good pearl of wisdom. Sure is hard, though. We don't want our kids to suffer, but when I look back on my own young life, I don't remember thinking that anyone was supposed to, or was going to rescue me. I knew it was my own war I fought. My psychologist dtr learned as an aide at St. Andrews College, that parents are their handicapped children's worst enemies because they try to shelter them too much and have trouble letting the kids work out their own ways of dealing with their handicap.

Liz said...

Amen.

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