Nobody is perfect and not everything always goes as planned. as adults, we know this. why do we hide some of our biggest feelings and hardest life lessons from our kids to “protect” them?
when i got divorced i let my kids see me cry. i let them see i was in pain and for a little while i showed them that sometimes things happen that stop us in our tracks and we need time to wrap our heads around it. time to figure out our next move and time to grieve or just be in our emotions. and then... i let them see me pick up the pieces, grow stronger, be wiser and become a new, more independent and self-sufficient person because of it all.
unexpected or bad things are going to happen. it doesn’t have to mean this is the end. the sooner kids learn that, the sooner they will be able to learn how to cope with the inevitable disappointments bound to cross their paths from time to time.
let your kids see that just because you struggle, just because you failed, doesn’t mean you are a failure. and it sure as s**t doesn’t mean you’re finished.