One of the hardest things I’ve had to do as a parent is let my son fail.
He’s extremely passionate when he puts his mind to something but can get frustrated rather quickly when he doesn’t “get it”.
That’s when the instinct to step in and help bubbles up.
But I stop myself. I have to let him struggle. He has to do it on his own.
It’s the only way he’s going to realize that pouting, arguing, or complaining doesn’t move the needle.
It’s through focused practice that does.
It’s a lesson for me as much as it is for him.
We all struggle but it’s with patience and perseverance that we can work through the hard parts and come out the other side more confident and resilient.
We become stronger because of it.