Fayette-Mom: Feeling Zen about this parenting thing ... for now
It is actually possible that small problems will occur with my kids without them turning into the major obstacles I assume they will be.Posted — Updated
More than a month into the new school year, and I’m finally able to see above the giant pile of paperwork that goes along with resumption of classes. I get why schools need all of this information, but man, is it a lot of work. I’m just glad I only have two kids!
I’m hoping to use this as a teaching moment for myself: It is actually possible that small problems will occur with my kids without them turning into the major obstacles I assume they will be. I’m like Chicken Little, running around screaming “The sky is falling!” anytime we hit a roadblock. It seems to me, when I am thinking logically, that raising children is filled with roadblocks, and I’d better get used to staying calm and figuring out solutions without fear and pessimism. After all, do those irrational feelings help any situation? By now, I’ve learned many times over, they do not.
So for now, I’m feeling very Zen about the whole parenting thing, possibly a little bit optimistic. I’m just hoping to hang onto it when next we stumble.
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