I just want to tell you: THANK YOU FOR TRYING TO BE SUCH A GREAT PARENT!
We all feel like nothing we do is right sometimes. If you feel like that today, you are not alone. There are many nights I went to be in tears thinking I was screwing this whole parenting thing up, but do you know what I learned?
If you keep getting up, you keep trying, you keep trying to do the next right and best thing it will all work out. I’m not saying your kids will be perfect. I’m not saying your kids couldn’t go off the rails at some point. If there is anything I’ve learned over the past 23 years working with kids and parents it’s that any kid can do the wrong thing in the company of the right people. By the right people, I mean those who want to find trouble.
Just look back at our lives peppered with mistakes! I don’t think there is an honest person on the planet that would say, “I have no regrets.” Just you being there to walk along side them as they pick up the pieces is enough.
Thank you on behalf of your kids for wanting to be a better parent!