Week 1, Day 3
Week 1 Theme:
Key Life Lessons
Day 3 Point:
The Parent Trap
We all feel good after a cranky baby is soothed to sleep with a small smile on his or her face, either because they needed changing, a bottle, nursing, or just to be held. This leads, inevitably, to what I call “The parent trap.”
We feel good solving our children’s problems and they get used to it. Pretty soon you become the fix-it-all person, and it slowly turns from a simple dirty diaper to increasingly complicated messes and mistakes.
After around 4-6 years of age, when your child comes to you with a problem say these words: “It’s not my job to solve your problems, it’s my job to help YOU solve your problems. How do you think you can solve this?”