Do you find ourselves trapped in a cycle of worry? Are you worried about the future, and what it holds for your children. This constant worry often stems from a feeling of powerlessness, especially when unable to guarantee your children’s safety or control their journey into the future.
But what happens when you let this worry take control? Instead of owning it and acknowledging my discomfort, I found I often projected it onto my daughter. I told her, “I’m worried for you. I’m worried you won’t be successful. I’m worried you won’t learn to read, etc.” Now, take a moment and imagine someone saying that to you. Does it instill confidence, or does it inspire feelings of defiance or learned helplessness?
I found acknowledging my worry is the first step towards a healthier mindset. Yes, I was worried about the future, and with so much going on in the world, it’s perfectly normal. However, being stuck in this state of worry is like revving the engine while the car is in park – it got me nowhere, particularly when it came to parenting.
So, this week, I encourage you to take some time to notice when you start to worry. When you do, take a moment, put your hand on your heart, and say to yourself, “Of course, you’re uncomfortable. You don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. You want the best for your child.” And your child isn’t helpless. They may struggle, face challenges, and take risks, and yet they are resilient and capable and with you by their side they will find their way. 
Don’t forget to sign up for the “Raising Resilient Children” summit. You can hear my talk on March fourth, alongside many other speakers.