In my parenting classes I often get parents asking:  “But what if they don’t do it?”  And I often ask them back, “But what if they do?”  

Sometimes as parents we have to drop the battle and just say, “OK, let’s see what happens.”  “Let me let go of control for just a moment to see if the results might be different.”  “Let me put the faith in my child so that they might step up to the plate.”  And, “Let me believe that they can handle it.”  

This week instead of entering into a power struggle, see if you can enter the X-Factor.   

Is this scary to do?  You bet.  Can the results be wonderful and amazing and surprising? You bet.

Hope it helps.

 

Warmly, Paige