According to the world economic forum, creativity is number 3 in the top 10 skills demanded in 2020.
No-one is happy all the time.
No parent is perfect all the time
No child is well behaved all of the time.
You can make choices in the moment that determine your energy, influence the way you lead and craft the meanings your child takes from the exchange.
Time with your child, is more than time with your child. They make meaning out of that time with you, meanings like: I believe I am worthy of your time. I believe someone likes to play with me.
If my child gets great grades but has done it for the outcome, I don’t really value it. On the other hand, if he gets great grades because…
You know not to yell at your kids, yet when you’ve had a full day or week and given some much of yourself to work, there’s not much of the good stuff left for your family.