Sunday, November 4, 2012

Don't baby

Motivation Monday

If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one.
Jessamyn West

Recently I attended a workshop taught by Doctor Deborah Gilboa from  She taught on Raising Resilient children.  This quote reminded me of what she taught.  Our goal as parents is to work ourselves out of a job.  We are not meant to have children that stay young and in need of our help.  Very often we treat our children as if they are younger because we are worried about them.  Unfortunately what ends up happening is that they get to a point in their lives when we are not able to be there for them and if we have not gradually given them the opportunity to develop coping skills and life lessons they may be in some pretty big trouble.  Give your children a chance to test out their "wings" before they absolutely have to use them.  

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