Your kid needs you. Your kid needs you to be available and present, and your kids needs you to be healthy and strong.
All of our lives look different so present in one family looks different than present in another family. Present is the act of giving someone your full attention and when it comes to being present it is quality over quantity every time.
No need to compare your life to someone else, you do you. The more present and ok with ourselves we can be the more our child absorb this way of being.
As I have unpacked all the unhelpful ways of being my mother passed on to me through her actions, I have come to see exactly how powerful the act of modeling truly is.
The most thing to believe and remember is that your child is
- Doing the best they can
- They want to do well
- They want to be connected
Just like you all these things are true for your child. If they are struggling let them know that you see them in their struggle, you are with them in their struggle and together you will get through the struggle.
With respect and gratitude,