Its tough out there being an adult in the real world.
I am not going to lie about it or sugar coat it to our children or you.
When it comes down to it, parenting styles aside, a choice had to be made whether to teach our children that you won’t always get what you want and yes you will have to earn it. This is why we chose to raise our children using the school of hard knocks philosophy.
Being a parent often means that you want to wrap your child up in cotton wool and protect them from the world constantly. Im telling you the urge never leaves you, ever! There are so many times when I just wanted/want to jump in there and put a bandaid on it. Sometimes I’ve stood there watching the freight train come and my children in the path of it but I know what will happen if I jump in and prevent the crash. I wont always be here and I cant be with my children (all 5) 24hrs a day.
What does it mean to raise your kids from the school of hard knocks?
The buzz word has been resiliency and how to teach children and adults how to be resilient but how can they be resilient without lifeskills?