Wonderful piece on parent/teen interaction. What do you think?
The choices we make. Every day. Modeling graciousness. Prioritizing connection over control. Placing relationship before “teaching.”
We had a four day weekend at our house–my daughter’s school is on an atypical schedule. So four days of not getting up early (yay.) Today was back to routine–6:15 a.m., allowing an hour and 45 minutes before we have to leave at 8. Yes. We have decided–mostly, my daughter has decided–that that’s how much time we need to do what needs to be done without rushing or stress. So that’s what we do. (Rule #1: Set yourself up for success, not for failure.)
She got in the shower. I went and laid back down for a few minutes (ahh), wishing I could go back to sleep (no dice), hearing the judgmental voices of others in my head that have said to me “She’s 16–you…
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