I free myself of the need to be a super hero because I know that it is in my family’s best interest for me to teach them to be self-sufficient.
Yes, they definitely add to it!
But by developing other areas in my life, I free them of the pressure of feeling that my happiness depends upon them.
My children look to me as an example of what it means to be an adult, and they need me to demonstrate the path to a fulfilling life.
By allowing them to see me as a whole person rather than a slave, I am freeing them to be equally self-fulfilled.
My example provides a model of healthy adult living from which they can draw as they branch out and discover their own interests and purposes.
By having them take some responsibility for their own well being in doing age appropriate tasks, I allow them the chance to develop both skills and confidence.
Even if I may be able to do a task more efficiently, I allow them the opportunity for the growth and personal development that comes from stretching themselves.
I recognize the difference between being reliance and being loved.
I know that my children will rely on me less and less the older they get.
This is a good thing.
I set them free to be all they can be, knowing they love me not for what I do for them, but for who I am.
How are you modeling the path to a fulfilling life for your children?
What is one task you could turn over to your children this week?
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