Before I had little L I never really understood what people ment when they said “Parenting is a full time job.” I’d always smile and agree politely, and roll my eyes to myself.
I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I figured as long as I had a list of qualities that I wanted my children to have. Polite, well behaved, a rule follower, and respectful. As long as I taught them those qualities early, how hard could the rest possibly be? Ok, you can all stop laughing now! I know that I was living in a dream world and that raising kids is a full time job!
I don’t like to fail at things, because of that I tend not to take risks. I think that’s one of the reasons I was so terrified to have kids in the first place. I don’t want to damage her. I don’t want to create insecurities for her, but I also don’t want her to be self absorbed. Where’s the line and how do I make sure not to cross it? I don’t want to… I mean I can’t fail at this job. Her future self is depending on me doing a good job! STRESS!!!
Recently I was introduced to Dan Lier. Dan is an author, executive coach and a business consultant. I’ve been lucky enough to help out a little on a project he’s working on. I took a few minutes to watch a quick video of his on achieving Success. This particular video spoke about failure and the need for failure to achieve success. I could help but think about this from parenting perspective.
If Dan’s right, then all those mistakes or failures I make as a parent are actually just teaching me to be a better Mom to Little L. I gotta tell ya, this video actually made me feel better about so many “Mommy Failure Moments” I’ve had. I hope that gives you some ease as well.
Don’t forget to visit Dan’s site as well. www.danlier.com