Superficial

Published by Lori Pickert on January 31, 2013 at 09:06 AM

Outtakes from PBH found in my writing journal:

If you get hung up on the superficial, you can’t make progress on what’s deep and meaningful.

Let go of your ego about what your child’s progress/results/products look like to others. It stands in the way of true understanding.

If YOU really understand what your child is doing/what they have accomplished, you will be able to show it to others and help them understand — and hopefully it will lessen your need for their approval.

You want your child to be self-confident and be discerning about whose opinion they respect. Embody that value in your own life.

Let your children have their own ideas, recognize their own possibilities, find their own way, measure their own progress. If they don’t learn these skills now, when will they learn them?

4 comments

Comment by Teri on January 31, 2013 at 11:25 AM

YES!!!!

Comment by Angie on January 31, 2013 at 12:16 PM

All very meaningful reminders, Lori, and just what this ADD mama needed. Thank you.

Comment by Pamela @RedWhit... on January 31, 2013 at 02:08 PM

This is SUCH a pet peeve of mine. Thank you for writing about it.

In fact, I've had a related blog post brewing in my head about it that I might have to jot down.

Comment by dawn on February 2, 2013 at 08:34 AM

"Let go of your ego about what your child’s progress/results/products look like to others. It stands in the way of true understanding."

ok, that's going into my mantra list.

i am also learning to let go of my ego about what *my* progress/results/products look like to others. when i do, i can find true joy, and it inevitably radiates to others, who just might take it as an opportunity to find true understanding and joy for themselves.

kind of like what i'm finding through your book and blog. :)

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