Thoughts on fostering growth through empathy
- a blog for parents -
We can all live in strategies. Every day can feel more like a puzzle to be solved. And it can be equal parts hopeful and exhausting.
There are so many things we could do and try to do and work to make happen. If only we knew more, had more time, had more money, had more....
But what if we stopped working so hard? Just for today?
What if, just for today, we could stop "doing" and try "being"? What if we could just "BE"?
And what if, just for today, we could give our children permission to just "BE"?
And what if, sometime today, we could just "BE WITH" them, wherever they are, whatever they're struggling with, whatever they're overjoyed with, whatever they're bored with. Just BE with them. And they could just BE with us. Just as they are. Just as we are. No attempt to solve the puzzle. No attempt to find a strategy.
What if, just for a little while, sometime today, you could just BE with and SEE your child...and let them enjoy being with and being seen by you?