If I could turn back the hands of time I would better prepare myself for failure and disappointment by setting more realistic expectations. You can work very hard and hope to reach the heights yet be very aware that you may not land as high as you shoot.
As a child and family psychologist, today I preach this mantra to parents. If you give in and submit to your child’s demands all of the time or even some of the time, you are setting-up your child for disappointments in the real world. No one will submit to your child’s charm, protest, or commands.
- Dr. Fran Walfish, leading child, teen, parent, and family psychotherapist and author in Beverly Hills, CA.