|Read more Slices at|
Two Writing Teachers
I'm not feeling a lot of it today.
Two teen daughters. One with decent grades and a tendency to procrastinate (inherited from me!).
One with falling grades and roller coaster attitude.
I want to trust that they will do their homework, study for tests and keep a positive attitude without me having to ask, sitting on top of them, or micromanaging.
I have two choices - trust or become one of those parents.
I've read all about them.
Hovering. Fixing. Solving.
I have to teach my daughters to find the way that works best for them to take care of their home and school responsibilities in a timely and responsible manner. My husband reminds me they need to learn from their mistakes. We learned. We turned out to be pretty responsible people.
Do I worry more about how I am perceived as a parent if my children struggle? Is it a big reflection on me - especially because I'm a teacher?
There's a fine line between enabling and empowering.
I'm walking on a parenting tightrope that's made entirely of