Answer the 3 Most Important Questions Your Child Has
A child’s needs are filled when a parent answers three foundational questions: what do you believe about me, how do you feel about me and what are your hopes for me? But here’s the tricky part- answering them requires that we parents do a little soul searching in order to find out what we really believe, feel and hope for our children. As we answer these, we come face to face with disappointments we feel toward our children, feelings and beliefs about them that shouldn’t spill onto their shoulders but onto another person from many years earlier in our childhood. Answering these questions frees us, and it frees our children to enjoy life on a deeper level and to have the guts to forgo falling into the over-scheduling, stress-laden, performance-based parenting paradigm that has been created.