Did anyone ever say to you, “Enjoy high school—these are the best years of your life!”? Remember the feeling of panic that came over you thinking, “You’re kidding. This is it?”
Chances are, you are now saying the same thing to your kids. When did you drink the Kool-Aid?
Remembering the truth of what it’s like to be a kid is vital because most of us are stuck in some phase of arrested development, and we can thank something traumatic that happened to us during that period. Do you know what that trauma was for you and how it has affected who you are today? Understand where you got stuck and free yourself to be the parent and adult you are meant to be.