I don’t know that I have the answers, but I’ve been pondering some questions since my last post: what CAN we give our children so that they are able to be brave, creative and steadfast in the face of adversity? Is love enough? How do we foster open, curious minds? What thinking and coping skills really will help them through the tough things, the really, really tough things, like loss. heartache, embarassment, disappointment and betrayal, and just plain miscalculating?
I haven’t quite learned all this (any of this?), how can I help my children navigate these storms and realize, as Jon Stewart said, we live in hard times, not END times.
Not answering tonight. Just askin’. Thoughts?