The Wisdom in Their Feelings, Even the Icky Ones!

The other week, when my daughter told me the story of a friend she felt was treating her unfairly, I recognized how easy it would be - and often is - to slip into the "fix it" role with our kids and take away the discomfort they feel. Do you know the feeling, the urge to want to jump in and "fix" your kids' "problems"? But what if that discomfort is not a problem at all.  In fact, it's the essence of what connects her powerfully to her own internal guidance.  A guidance system she will need to be able to navigate her way through her life and relationships to come.  Our gift to our kids can be the ability to stay with our own discomfort as we allow them to stay with theirs as they learn to let that discomfort guide them and their choices. p.s. This same wisdom applies to us and our feelings as well...

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