I saw a sign that summed up some of my feelings about children. It said, "There are many earth angels in the form of children." How true. In so many ways Our children are our witnesses to ourselves. They help us see if we let them, what is right and what is wrong. What is worth remembering and what is trivial. They know what is a waste of time and what is worthwhile. They know when we lie and when we try to get away with things. Let’s celebrate our children and let them help return to the essence of what is best and most rejoicing about ourselves. After all, we were all children also.
I wrote the above a couple of years ago but it is just as true today. The Truth (I’m a girl, I’m smart and I know everything) is my book that as a teacher, school psychologist, positive psychologist, women, and once a kid, I have published since the above remarks. Now I can say with pleasure, that the ‘girl’ in the book, even better than I was able to say it, gives us the above message. I’m proud of her. She has wisdom and depth even beyond mine. I guess I’m a proud ‘parent’.
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, www.enchantedself.com