* * * * Week-long blog-fest is going down in a blaze of glory! Tomorrow we kick-off our ecourse Parenting on the Same Team (section 1). We’d love to have you join us, so check out the link and sign up! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this post which is about keeping our parenting priorities straight. * * * *
We parents have a ton of goals, don’t we? We have ideals toward which we live for ourselves, how we parent, what we hope for our children. We have ways we want to be, things we want to do, ends we want to achieve — and then we have all of that over again for the offspring we want to raise. It’s difficult enough to move ourselves from point A to point B, but when it comes to our kids, we can be easily overwhelmed by the prospect of how to get them from where they are now to where we want them to end up.
We generally begin by thoroughly second-guessing ourselves. Then we proceed to shut off every available source of intuition. We follow this by seeking fairly random sources of “information” about how to raise children, written by various experts in making people do things. We then…
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