All parents know that children need boundaries. How to set those boundaries and if we really do it is another story. It took me a long time to realize the truth: that I let Luísa too much free and that my I’m not guiding her as much as I should.
It’s not that I purposely want to be that hands-off. Like all parents I try my best and like to believe I’m doing well. But maybe, also like many parents, I’m not doing that well.
While always focused on freedom, always trying to let Luísa learn by herself, by the example, I have been letting her too much free, to the extent that I don’t have a strong voice in our house, and I often feel abused by her, resented by the way she treats me.
Here is a good example of what goes on, this happened last week and I want to change this scenario: