Children often see pleasure and happiness as one in the same.A defining feature of maturity is being able to differentiate between happiness and pleasure. Pleasure involves a short term positive experience.Happiness, on the other hand, goes beyond a pleasurable experience. It is a longer lasting, more sustainable experience that is not situationally dependent. It involves thinking more about the bigger picture.
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Although fear can be useful in alerting us to a threat against our kids, it also can transform a balanced parent into a hovering, helicopter parent. A parent who attempts to engineer and control life circumstances in order to eliminate emotional hardship and failure for their kids. Fear can immobilize a child and keep them from going out of their comfort zone to learn, grow, and thrive.
Since it is our role as parents to guide our children, we have to ask, What is guiding us?
The answer to the above question has to do with your parenting vision. Essentially, your vision guides your day to day parenting. It is the reason why you have the expectations and rules for your kids. Yet, many parents do not define or clarify their vision and purpose.