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??).
Everyone has their story. And each story is worth hearing. This is part of mine.
Our life leads us down a path, we all cross bridges and overcome obstacles of our own. Would you agree that every struggle, every success, and all moments in between shape who we become?
I choose the word “shape” as opposed to “define” because while we may experience a lot, our past does not define us. However, it does mold us and remain part of the bigger piece. (more…)
This particular guest post really struck me this week. I definitely identify as a ‘yeller’ and love what Vasti has extended in her words. We are all learning and growing, whether that be in parenting or otherwise, and this certainly served as a stepping stone for my own journey. (more…)