Parenting is a long process. Most of what I’ve learned along the way has come through missteps, doing it the hard way and sorry to say to my kids, at your expense. And I’m sill learning. An early morning breakfast with a friend today included a few minutes talking about protecting our children from what we consider pain, harm or difficulties for their own good. What seems like good parenting might actually not be good at all.

And not an hour after my conversation this morning I read the following post by Carey Nieuwhof at It’s well worth the read.

Choose to instill courage in your children today. But first you must have the courage to trust. Check it out.


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  1. That’s seems like the hardest part of parenting: letting them fall on their own, so to speak. Having to courage to let them fail is not easy. I’m more of the “helicopter parent” type. I suppose I have a lot to work on.

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