Parenting preschoolers is not an easy business. I read this short piece by Brene Brown on what she learnt about parenting from Toni Morrison, and it resonated with me. How often is the first thought, when we see our children, not one of joy of their presence in our lives but how they look or act.
We need to think back to our own childhood and remember how it felt when we saw our parent for the first time after school. What did they say and how did it make us feel.
To build resilient children they need to understand that they might not always be the best, the first or get what they want, and our job is to help children develop that resilience within themselves.