January 9, 2017

We come into this world woefully unqualified for what life has to throw at us. It’s not our fault. It’s just the way it happens.

But never have I felt so ridiculously unqualified as I have as a parent.

People have been doing this for how many years? And yet……nobody has put together a comprehensive ” how to” guide. Yes, many have written self help books on parenting and I have read them all (mostly) but none of them have really resonated with me as being authentic.

I feel like at this point in my life I should have enough life experience to be able to handle this. So how do I take my experiences and the knowledge that I have gained from them and pass it on to my kids in a relevant manner?

This is not going to be a post with a smart, well written, Best Things in Life ending. This is a real question.

How do I take my life experiences and pass them on to my kids in a meaningful, educational way that will benefit them?  Without driving them crazy.

3 thoughts on “January 9, 2017

  1. candidkay February 10, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    I’ve come to the conclusion that they are here to teach me as much as I am here to teach them. And somewhere, in that messiness, we do OK. Better than we give ourselves credit for . . .

  2. Miriam February 13, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Even if you were to write a book or somehow condense your experience, I doubt that your kids would be very receptive. I think they pick it up through osmosis, the whole process of raising them and loving them. And they will have to make their own mistakes and learn some things the hard way, unfortunately.
    But I think that parental love goes a long way… it makes kids’ adult lives so much easier to have that foundation and know that they can count on you for advice or help or whatever.

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