I’m delighted to host a TED discussion on “How to Raise Successful Kids — Without Over-Parenting”. Julie Lythcott-Haims, talks about our attitudes and actions as parents toward our children on the video below. I’m guilty of over-parenting. Always thought that.
What are your thoughts?
How can you use the idea of over-parenting to impact your life and your community? Can a change in our mindset on how we parent, lead to finding joy as a parent?
Please join the discussion today, by clicking this link. The room is open on September 2 – 4. We welcome your participation.
I think sometimes we feel guilting about what we think we did or didn’t do for our children. Sometimes this guilt can lead us to believe that we are not doing enough. That they need us continually. But I realize from my own experience that I’m doing my kids a disservice when I hover.
For me, children over 21 should be able to make decisions that impact their lives. I had to come to the conclusion that just because I’m their parent, I don’t “see and know” everything. They will only grow, when they get the experience of making decisions and learning from their own experiences.
It took me a while to learn this lesson. Now I’m hoping that they can create their own experiences without my interference. I will always be there when they decide that they need me.
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