Giving them everything

Published by Lori Pickert on August 1, 2012 at 07:29 AM

While you think you’re giving your kids everything, they often think you are bored, pushy, and completely oblivious to their real needs. But let’s look at this very simply: if you’re willing to give up your own life and identity, what is the message you have sent your kid about the value of other people, mothers in particular? — We Are All Helicopter Parents

Another argument in favor of finding a work of one’s own?

2 comments

Comment by amanda on August 1, 2012 at 11:21 AM

i'm constantly trying to find that balance - this is such a valuable reminder and motivator. thank you!

Comment by Lori Pickert on August 1, 2012 at 03:55 PM

there were so many great quotes in that article — i had a hard time choosing which one to highlight. but this really resonates with me. we need to show our kids by example how to lead a full life, and that means having our own passions. 

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