“Parenting brings out the best and the worst in us so flawless, guiltless parenting can’t be the goal. Secure, well-loved kids. That’s the goal.” – Beth Moore
I have always wanted the best for my kids. What parent doesn’t? Sometimes, though, the best thing we can do is to encourage them to fail. That they feel secure that we (parents) will love them regardless of their mis-steps or failings. How else do we learn, if we always win?
It is so hard to let go, and let them fall. I feel guilt if I am not as involved as some of the other parents. But I don’t consider myself a helicopter Mom. I didn’t hover to make sure that all of their homework was done. They needed to learn consequences. Same for everything else in our lives I believe.
We give the kids room to jump, run, and grow. I pray that they know that they can call, or come home at any time. They are loved.