Thoughts on fostering growth through empathy
- a blog for parents -
I have never worried about messing something up as much as I worry about messing up as a parent! Am I alone in this??
If that sentiment resonates with you, you're in good company...and so am I :)
There is nothing more important to parents than "getting it right" with our children. Of course, we can't be perfect - no one can expect that from themselves or anyone else - but, we can be "good enough".
But, when it comes to parenting, what is "good enough"? When you think about most other things - like pulling weeds, or raking leaves, or tidying up your room - most of us have a pretty good idea of what "good enough" is. But "good enough parenting"? That's anxiety provoking.
But, yet, that's realistic and the only thing that is actually possible.
So, if you know what "good enough weeding" is in your garden, it must be possible to define what "good enough parenting" is for you and your children.
If you base it on your deepest values, unconditional love and an abiding commitment to "be there" your children, what do you think "good enough parenting" is?