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.
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?