• Paula Presswood

3 Reminders All Parents Need to Hear Today

Growth has its own pace.

Growth will not be hurried, forced, or, worst of all, shamed into coming quicker. Progress happens at an individual pace and in a non-linear fashion. Development is fraught with stumbling, shaking vulnerability as any of us at any age develop a new skill. When we approach learning with open-mindedness, curiosity and self-love, the journey can be fun and playful. We can laugh at ourselves when we fail and try again. Even when we experience frustration that we’re just not getting it yet despite our best effort, the feeling of mastery that may come in its own time is a high that is unparalleled. All of this is growth. Growth happens in times of challenge, times of strength, times of courage, times that appear to be stagnation and times of rest.