Allowing kiddos to learn things through trial and error or protecting them in a big ol’ bubble. Tough choice when it comes to independence vs helicoptering.
For me, I’m probably more of a hover-er, but I try to recognize the importance of them making decisions and participating in their own life choices.
We cannot forever protect them from the world, but we CAN help prepare them for it and what they’ll face. Yet, I also feel like it’s okay to let them know they CAN ask for help when needed (some of us can still use that reminder, right??).
Life is not always rainbows and butterflies… and that’s okay.
Sometimes you have to do what you have to do… and make the most of it.
Yes, of course, you take breaks, you give the kiddos attention, and you cross off your to-dos. Yet, we know what happens to the best-laid plans…
And inevitably, when it goes off course, you must man the wheel to ensure you don’t capsize. Sometimes, the best we can do is stay afloat and ride the waves through the storm.
You want that great relationship with those that mean something to you. What actions help you in becoming closer with your family?
Making that connection with those that are important to you doesn’t need to be difficult.
A little time, undivided attention, and showing interest is all that are needed.
Managing the overwhelm that happens can be a tough but necessary step. Is your head spinning this week?
I hear you. But let’s take a little bit of control over that rather than letting it rule your day.
What should you do?
Remembering to check in with those we care about sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of everything we do all the time.
It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of our days and weeks and to-dos and schedules and errands…
We constantly combat many different things coming at us all at once; we can help our reactions to those situations to prevent a volcanic eruption from happening by taking a moment: just breathe.
Well, let me just tell you…