Happy Friday, friends!
This morning, among other things, I'm thinking about this post I read over at Today's Mama.
It talks about how our (parents') obsession with our kids’ happiness may be dooming them to unhappy adulthoods. The article gave several examples of ways that parents shield their children from the unpleasant realities of life (everybody wins sports leagues, intervening when a child doesn't receive a birthday invitation, shielding them from consequences and real-life responsibility, etc.) Even though we think we're being loving and attentive parents in those instances, in actual fact, that kind of sheltering yields unprepared, maladjusted adults.
What do you think about this?
Do you do too much?
How do you expose your children to a sense of reality
while still allowing childhood to be playful and fun?
Is your parenting preparing your children to deal with real life?
(It's hard to parent with the end in mind, isn't it?!)