As we progress through the final examinations for 2018, it is important we reflect on the role being played, by us, in our children’s lives.

There is no doubt that all parents only want what is best for their children and want to assist them, in any way, to reach their potential. While doing this we should question ourselves if how we are helping our child is what is best for them, or for ourselves. What are the expectations we have for our children: are they realistic, or misaligned from what they can actually achieve? Unrealistic expectations place undue stress on an already stressful situation.

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Running the Race of Life

So, it turns out that whoever said that raising children was “like a walk in a park”, may have underestimated the journey, it turns out that it is not even a “Park Run”, but more like running a marathon, some people may even describe it as an endurance sport.

The unique hallmark of the parenting journey is that conquering one route means very little in the face of the two, three or more that follow. There is no manual and each race is not for the fainthearted. Parenting is gruelling, exacting and forever. Rewards seem hard won and short-lived most of the time, even though there is joy and pride or nachas to sustain you at the rest points. The grit and endurance required for parenting are not to be underestimated.

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