5 Ways to Love Your Kids the Way They Are
A friend of mine and her husband are super athletic and outgoing. He was a popular high school football star, she’s a marathoner and is super friendly. Their son is none of the above. He’s a great boy – wonderful student, nice personality, and very kind, but he’s not his parents. Thank goodness they love him for who he is.
Even when our children look like us and resemble us in some ways, they are not our carbon copies. So, before you push them to do this or that, or show disappointment that they’re not this or that, stop yourself and look over these 5 Ways to Love Your Kids the Way They Are and 7 Signs You’re Expecting Too Much From Your Kids. Also see why living through our children is one of 4 Dangerous Parenting Styles.
Finally, accept that your children are exactly who they’re supposed to be – themselves.