(Taken from Meditations For Women Who Do Too Much)
How confused we get about parenting! So often, we are stuck in the amazing belief that it is our responsibility to teach our children. We forget that it is equally as important to learn from them. Some of our children don’t take their responsility to teach us seriously, but then again parents are notoriously slow learners.
It is difficult for us to learn something when we believe that all teaching should go in one direction. How much we miss in that arrogance.
Perhaps one of the reasons my child chose me as her parent was because there was so much I needed to learn.