Drop the Worry Ball

"It all comes down to maintaining perspective.  All the dos and don'ts in the world aren't going to help you as a parent if you lose sight of your own powerful feelings.  Perspective means being aware of your own anxiety and how it can blind you to the actual risks your child faces, how it can fire you up to act and react when it may not be in your child's best interests, and how acting on your worries ultimately makes things more stressful for your child.  And it means being aware of your over-identification with your child's efforts, and being aware when that begins happening."

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