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Friday, February 18, 2011

The First Time

Last night, I am ashamed to say, I had a meltdown. I have had many meltdowns, but this one was different. This meltdown was really a failure in my parenting skills. Last night, my oldest made a decision that completely disappointed me. I was so disappointed, it drove a wedge between us. I was so disappointed, I couldn't see the big picture.
The reality is that even though we are born with certain character traits, better ones can be learned. And character is to be taught by parents. Parents who should know that 5 year olds aren't the best at decision making. Parents who can keep long term perspective. And that, last night, was not me.

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