that it is important to teach my children how to be INDEPENDENT!
I often think if my kids could only do this or that how much easier life would be for ME. And also how simple I could make THEIR lives if I just did everything for them.
And I often worry about how they feel when I let them try something I know they can't do, because it's okay if we can't do everything.
And what about when they are fighting and the problem could quickly be solved but I let them figure it out on their own.
Wouldn't their lives be a whole lot easier if we just made all the decisions for them, made the mistakes so they wouldn't have to. Fight their fights so they wouldn't need to. Remove their hardships so they didn't suffer.
Maybe. But how much fun would that be?