Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



chrissygreenny's picture chrissygreenny

I know that sinking feeling may threaten to take down your feelings of pride and excitement over L.'s achievements, but it sounds like you are going to fight against that threat. find others who can also rejoice in his accomplishments, and let them help lift your spirit and stay strong.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks, Christine...

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I love the way you put that: I've been working hard on this. I have a few things I need to put that statement to. Only, "I will work hard on this".

I don't know what to say here that you don't know or that you haven't heard. What I will say is that if you can get over caring what other people think, kudos. I can't seem to get there.

Celebrate his successes and gently guide him through his areas of struggle. If you can find peace with this and let the other noise go, again, kudos.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I've been struggling with what you write about here with B. I seem to be always giving her instructions about how to act towards others, but am not sure if I should or not. If she's a bossy person or a leader, shouldn't I just let her be? If she's goofy and off in her own world, should I make her calm down and act a little "normal" or just let her be? Am I trying to make her be like me? Or am I doing my job as a parent? I struggle finding the balance between letting her be the person she chooses her to be and teaching her, as a parent should, to be a good person. I just haven't quite figured out where to boundary should be. It's one thing that I WILL WORK HARD ON this summer.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

You and me both, Omaha!