As my oldest grows up we are starting to see some new social situations. Secrets have become the currency of the tween social scene. She hears secrets from her friends daily and keeps them from people at her discretion. This could stress me out but it doesn’t. I have a strategy for handling secrets with tweens.
Being a mom is one of the most exhausting and exhilarating experiences ever. On one hand, you are so tired from doing all the things. On the other, you are overjoyed by the amazing children you get to parent. There are things every mom needs from the father of their children. Let me share some of what your wife needs most from you.
What Your Wife Needs Most
When you are young, you spend a lot of your days learning how to handle big situations that don’t always make sense. Sometimes it as a small as learning to stay still when they want nothing more to fidget. However, there are also really heavy things kids have to see happen. They can see the death of a loved one or have to figure out why a family member is different than they used to be. In the last few years we have lost loved ones to addiction, suicide, and so much more. I have had to work on a big life skill with them. I have had to teach them to walk away.