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Walk Alongside Your Child

Walk Alongside Your Child

Are you more comfortable as a steamroller or a companion? ⁣

Would you rather bulldoze the road smooth, or offer a hand through rocky terrain?⁣

I arrived at motherhood as the first person and I didn’t even know it. My body told me: it felt panic every time I was faced with upset. Sometimes it felt rage, anxiety, and intrusive thoughts. ⁣

I would distract, redirect, or retreat.⁣

All shields, to avoid what I couldn’t handle.⁣

If you get in this habit, you begin to play offense. You fear those moments, acting to prevent them.⁣

Paving the road.⁣

Then I realized I’m not in the business of selling a rose-colored life. That presumes a level of control I’d never be able to possess.⁣

What to do instead?⁣

Get comfortable with discomfort. Remind myself that any moment of pride I’ve experienced has been a result of some measure of struggle.⁣

Luckily, my children serve as a visual reminder when I veer off-course. It took labor - in its most literal, inspiring, magnificent definition - to bring them here.⁣

The work is worth it.⁣

This post was brought to you by @angedallesandro. More than a toy designer, be mindful is a community of parents who are going through the process of building the best denizens of next generation.  As such we encourage and delight in our community participating in our blog and social media efforts.  Your voice will be heard across our community and who knows which kid or which parent your wisdom will enlighten!  Feel free to email us at howdy@mindful-engineering.com or submit an inquiry on our site if you have a blog post idea you want to share!

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