TO BE A GOOD-ENOUGH PARENT
Raising an Emotionally Sound Child
By Shari Schreiber,
This is one
of the best guides to parenting, that I have ever seen. Every time
I read it aloud to a client, it chokes me up~ because it's so simple,
yet so profound. If you are a parent, I hope it may serve as a template
or roadmap--a gentle reminder if you will, to raise your
kid better than your parents did.
Had My Child to Raise Over Again
If I had my
child to raise over again,
I'd finger paint
more, and point the finger less.
I'd do less
correcting, and more connecting.
I'd take my
eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care
to know less, and know to care more.
I'd take more
hikes and fly more kites.
I'd stop playing
serious, and seriously play.
I'd run through
more fields, and gaze at more stars.
I'd do more
hugging, and less lugging.
I would be firm
less often and affirm much more.
I'd build self-esteem
first, and the house later.
I'd teach less
about the love of power,
and more about
the power of love.
the Mothership is sound, her passengers can reach their destination
(Repair your Self, so your kids can grow up to be healthy, whole