Professor Mom

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



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Humans are imperfect beings. We, as parents, forget that. I need to get over some of those worries too, about my childrens' futures. One of mine that has been big lately is the shift of my girl from a toddler/preschooler to a school-ager. Suddenly more emotional, testing boundaries. I look ahead to her teen years sometimes and fear an adversarial relationship. Like you, I need to toss those ideas out. I can only do my best, right now, and pray that our relationship will be stronger because of it all. And just keep trying.

I may have to make a private list of my mental trash pile. It's time to start fresh and clean, right in the middle of winter. What a great idea.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I do what you do, Omaha--I think ahead and wonder if T. and I will have lots of mother/daughter battles...I also worry lots about L. based on behaviors he's exhibiting now, and I know I shouldn't...