They hear and see us when we complain and moan that someone has not done something we would have expected or the service we are receiving is not as good as we would have liked.
We may even have high standards around who we are as parents. We may expect ourselves to be everything to everyone and put a crazy amount of pressure on ourselves to meet our own high standards Is this really achievable and is this good for our relationship for our children? Or for our children to see? Surely if we have high standards of ourselves they will think they have to be ‘perfect’ and busy all the time too?
What can you let go of?
By living like this you may very well miss out on what your children are doing or end up not spending time with your children. The oven cleaning can wait, children can’t. If you do live with such high standards think about what is important to you and what can be let go of. By learning to compromise in some areas of your life you will have more of ‘you’ to give to your children.
Finally, think about how you would like your children to be and if you would like them also to have these high standards of themselves.
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