Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Almost theeeere.....almost theeeere....

In the culminating moments of Star Wars: A New Hope one of the pilots strains to see the target that will, when hit, result in the blowing up of the Death Star. But he misses. "It didn't go in," he says, with a voice of serious dejection.

Sometimes bloggers talking about parenting their teens come so close....but it doesn't go in.

I don't know if you can see this link -- you might have to "like" the page. But it's worth it for this article. She gets some of it right. For example:

"...think about if your anxiety over them struggling in the early years to do homework is more about YOU as a parent--"A GOOD parent can make their child do their homework." "I'm a good parent because my child is smart and does what she's supposed to." "My child is a true leader!" "Look how smart and creative he is...!" Take a moment and think about this. We ALL fall into this as parents--thinking the "grade" we'll get in Parenting 101 is based on how our child behaves. And this is what gets us into those jams...those struggles...those conflicts to "make our child do their homework" (or anything else we really want them to do!) that can leave afternoons and evenings a total wreck. Because really, we cannot control our children."

Take a look at the rest of the text. Where does she get it wrong? It seems full of sound advice. But where does she lose her grasp of the argument about not controlling kids?

Interested in your thoughts!


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