It's hard. Being a parent is hard. I have a 15 year old and twin 11 year olds, all boys, and lately I find myself talking to them and teaching them in different ways. One of my boys is such an old soul I feel I can tell him more mature things, but then I wonder- is my openness and candidness too much for him too soon? It does definitely help to know other mom, like P!nk, also struggle with HOW do we do this thing called parenting?
China live dim sum class San Francisco. I feel like I had it all figured out when she was younger. When it was just her. Now that there’s two, and such different ages, I feel flustered so much of the time. The older she gets the less clear I am on how to guide her. Do I take the raw honest tough way? Do I cuddle her and tell her to not to worry? Do I let her be sassy knowing I want her to be strong and need her to be strong to survive in this world? Of course, but how do you interject subtlety and kindness? I already know I worry too much, don’t even bother telling me about that. I’m aware. Thoughts?