Thoughts on fostering growth through empathy
- a blog for parents -
I honestly have not met anyone who appreciates having constraints placed on them.
Anything from time to money to access to resources to our own skills can be constrained. We have deadlines, budgets, limits to what technology can do, very real limits to what we are capable of doing.
If there were no constraints, there would be no problems to be solved; no challenges to push against; nothing to shape our own unique growth, learning and development.
Our task then becomes, figuring out how we can live our best life despite those constraints.
When you think of the constraints in your life, what level of creativity have they brought out in you? What have you learned as a result of the challenges you've faced? In the process, what have you learned about how to help your children engage fully in facing challenges and addressing the constraints in their lives?