I helped my daughter to become unstuck as she begins the ‘teen years’ and projects become overwhelming. Our lesson was patience, organization and understanding that it is OK to ask for help.
I can’t (won’t) “do” the project, but I can help to create an easier journey for her. It’s a learning lesson for me as well. It’s easy to be reactive when others are struggling. It is easy to celebrate when things go well.
My hope is that I can help her to see big projects can be broken down into smaller more manageable ones. That we are all here to help each other. I truly enjoyed the smile she had when together we completed part of the project and she could see the light was truly at the end of the tunnel. The project isn’t done, but she is no longer stuck in the process.
Author: Rebecca Killian
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