Turn frustration into fascination
Trying to mold children into "model citizens" is frustrating. It can make us feel like we're not "good enough" as parents. Instead, become fascinated at who God created them to become.
Instead of focusing on "fixing" them, focus on identifying and developing their strengths!
From the time they are born, we watch our children with wide-eyed fascination, excited to figure out who they will become. We begin to identify how they were actually designed and the passions that drive their behavior.
And then they become teenagers and begin to question their own unique abilities and why they are here on planet earth. And we begin to feel so inadequate to help them navigate towards the future, right?
Take a deep breath. As a career coach with specific training in identifying strengths in children, I've helped many parents walk with their children through the strengths/career exploration process. You will be able to help them recognize what they do well and how they can contribute to the world around them. I will be right there to help.