As a parent, it is common to feel conflicted at times between wanting to protect your children and also allow them opportunities to take some risks and learn about the world. Experiences that will ultimately lead to lifelong confidence and competence.
Parenting really is a tricky balancing act. Kind of like trying to balance a glass of water on a see-saw.
The truth is as children have these experiences, there is no way to avoid messes, slips or upsets. This is part of life. Things happen. Life gets messy.
The challenge is not that that children get into tight spots or difficult situations, rather it's about what kind of emotional support is available to them as they navigate these learning experiences. No parent knows EXACTLY what to say at the perfect time.
If kids have loving and caring, attuned parents and caregivers around, then children will likely "bounce back" and learn incredibly important life lessons from these experiences.
And honestly, bumping into difficult experiences are REALLY important lessons for children to learn how to navigate if they are ever going to make it in the world one day.
And honestly, isn't it better to have these struggles in the cocoon of safety as a child, than to run headfirst into these kinds of experiences as an adult when the stakes are higher and they are "on their own" making their way into the world...? I sure think so!
So here's a little secret that I want to share with you...
If we really want our children to live life to its fullest, some measure of difficulty and emotional pain can not be avoided, it's a guaranteed part of life. Guess what though, so is resilience...the capacity to "bounce back" in the face of challenges or difficult situations.
And that is EXACTLY what this online group for parents is designed to do: provide you with the practical parenting tools needed to maximize your child's confidence, joy and resilience so their well-being can be restored when they are faced with difficult life situations.
In my group, you'll have the ability to: