Some parents and adults don’t like a child to be strong willed and try to extinguish that personality trait. But I see a ton of value in a strong willed child.
Helping a child break free from shy behavior is not always easy.
But the rewards for the child and even the parent are well worth the effort.
When my first child was born, I had visions of all the things we’d do together. I wanted to be much more than just her mother.
I was going to be her best friend and confidant.
We often tell our teenage kids “We want to say yes to your requests, try to ask us for reasonable things that we can say yes to.”
Even teenagers have a hard time functioning without Smart Phones. But parenting doesn’t stop where your child’s phone begins. Stay involved.
Skills are like keys. The more skills you have, the more doors you’ll be able to open, and the more choices you will have in what you do with your life.
Children are really no different than us grown ups, they can get into a bit of a lazy rut. Sometimes they just need a nudge in the right direction.
It’s easy to blur the lines between where our dreams end and our children’s begin. Are your children’s aspirations theirs? Or are they your unfulfilled dreams?