Obstacles in YOUR Child’s Life. There are always going to obstacles. How is your child going to handle those obstacles; an accident they did not see coming. But a romance that ended with tears, or a mistake that will always regret. And a reason that did not come true. Or a curveball that changed their plans. And a setback that felt like punishment. And I have heard that today children have high-performance skills but low coping skills.
The obstacles that our children face today often prepare them for future blessings or open doors they do not see coming. Recovery from an obstacle can be messy and unpredictable. Parents and children are often caught off-guard by how emotional and sad we all feel when we have our child struggling. Remember how we struggled as children.
Obstacles in YOUR Child’s Life.
Let them know you are with them on this journey. And you can comfort them, cry with them, and walk beside them. There is no problem-free life. Life is fragile for each of us. Children cannot be prevented from trials. But you can empower them by asking, “What will your recovery be?” For when there are obstacles in life. Celebrate their recover. Applaud them as they move forward. But what happens in recovery is what builds grit and character. This is where resiliency grows as the child dig deep to find new strength. It is called “DEVELOPMENT”.
To YOUR child it seems like an eternity before becoming a teenager. But, you know it is fast and keeps on coming. There can be a lot of obstacles or a few obstacles. And it depends on how big the mess is and how fast the child can recover. YOU are the person they follow most of the lives. So, how you recover is the way they may recover, but still a little different because we are all unique.