I read the above blog by a woman last week on Facebook and was thrilled by her choice of parenting. It is refreshing to see a young mother raising her boys to be independent and self-reliant. She also said, “My kids are NOT the center of my world, and that’s quite simply because they aren’t the center of any world, anywhere.” I did my best to raise my children the same way and hope more parents take this advice to heart. Stephanie Metz does not proclaim to be an expert and have all the answers, but she is working every day to raise her children the best way she can.
I re-posted some of my blog from January 24 below about this topic. Please check out Stephanie Metz's blog above.
If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.
-- Bette Davis
I love this quote by Bette Davis. We can't be our child's friend and also be their parent. They won't always like us. There was a terrific article by Kathy Caprino in Forbes magazine last week about parenting. She said, "As a parent myself, I’ve learned that all the wisdom and love in the world doesn’t necessarily protect you from parenting in ways that hold your children back from thriving, gaining independence and becoming the leaders they have the potential to be." She interviewed leadership expert Dr. Tim Elmore to "learn more about how we as parents are failing our children today — coddling and crippling them — and keeping them from becoming leaders they are destined to be."
"Care enough to train them, not merely treat them to a good life. Coach them, more than coddle. “--Dr. Elmore