Here we go again. When it comes to the topic of failure, it seems like it’s not an option for our kids. Well, it is.
Over the years now, I have been trying very hard to immerse my child in a pool of failure. That’s in preparation for his total immersion in the sea of failure when he’s all grown up. Not that I want him to fail but hey, I have no idea what the future holds for him. So I might as well just prepare him for the real world out there.
This doesn’t make me less of a helicopter parent because I can’t really say that I’m not. Come on, who isn’t guilty of over parenting? I think every parent is guilty of that.
I guess the hardest part of parenting is when we slowly let go of the reins. We can’t pick up the pieces all the time so that our kids are forever in a perfect world. That’s just not going to help them in the future.
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