When our kids are little, it’s easy to understand how attitudes and dispositions are “just a phase.” But somewhere between 10-14 there’s a shift and we recognize that a “phase” may actually be a more permanent feature. In today’s episode Billy and Joy discuss settling up with our kid’s flaws and adjusting our approach to the kids we have, not to the kids we dreamed about!
Talk about this:
Are there any areas where we need to acknowledge that our kids "phase" is something closer to part of their hard wiring?
What can you do to prepare to parent your "imperfect" kids with the right balance of acceptance and coaching?
How often do I work under the subliminal pressure that my kid (or kids) must be perfect? Where does that come from? How can I find a healthier stance?
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