Parenting Kids: It All Comes Down to Love
I thought I knew so much back when my son was in kindergarten ... I was the super-mom type—homemade lunches with notes, bread baking as the bus pulled up to the house, crafts to be done, reading each and every night—overachieving parent extraordinaire! What was I thinking????
I have learned that while it is great to do what you can for each child, there is a limit. It is not possible to do it all for five. What it all comes down to is love. If I love and emotionally support my children, telling them truthfully how special they are, they will find their way in the world. Less can be more: Less running to gymnastics, dance, music lessons, soccer practice, etc., means more family time! My advice? Slow down and show the love!