“You can’t run alongside your grown children with sunscreen and Chapstick on their hero’s journey.”
—Anne Lamott, American writer, political activist, and writing teacher
What are your thoughts about being a good parent? If you happen to be blessed with little ones of your own — even if they are fully grown — I am sure you have plenty to share!
Examine how you interacted with them at different ages. How protective were you in their infant and toddler years? How did things stay the same or change as they got older and exerted increased independence? To what degree did you keep them in bubble wrap or let them out of their packaging to experience the world on their own?
In what ways do your current parenting strategies support your children in becoming all they can be?
What adjustments may be appropriate for them to fully discover and develop their inner hero?