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May 18, 2017

TBT: A Mind of Their Own

“You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. “
(Kahlil Gibran)

Our job as parents is not to re-create ourselves. That is narcissistic and short sighted. But many of us do it anyway without even realizing it. The simple fact is, our children are separate beings. They think, they feel, they create, they love. With or without you, they have that capability.

The best thing we can do is love them and allow them the space to grow into themselves. Give them a chance to develop their thought muscles when they are young so they can become strong, influential, confident adults…freely capable of making their own decisions.

Peace begins with pause,

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