Many of us parents know the gnawing feeling of not being good enough.
Am I right to tell my six-year old child to clean his room? Will my habitual impatience cause her lasting pain? Do I erode her trust by making too many promises I don’t keep?
Parenthood teeters between right and wrong. It’s a process of becoming, not only for our children, but for us too.
On the best of days, it’s a continuous immersion in the unknown. Like any creative process, it can be a scary place to live.
When we fall short, all we have is our ability to forgive, our willingness to let go, our desire to apologize, and the resolve to try something different.
That has to be good enough.