Earlier this week I did a craft with my daughter. It wasn’t my idea, and admittedly I wasn’t terribly excited to do it. But she wanted to, and I went along with it. She told me what she wanted me to create, which materials to use, and how we could divide the work between us to use our individual strengths. If you asked her, she could not have put her actions into those exact words, because she didn’t realize that was what she was doing. But still, that’s what was happening.
True leaders need experience in leading. That means we need to let them lead sometimes. And if we let them lead, we need to give up some of our control.
As children get older, we expect them to take on more responsibilities; but how can they succeed without us letting go? If we, as parents, are constantly controlling every…
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