Yesterday I wrote about how I try to watch my kids without them noticing. Well, at least sometimes. It is one meaning of “Shadowed”.
I think it is an important part of being a parent. And a tricky one as well, as it is keeping this balance between being a helicopter parent and letting them discover and experience on their own.
So where do you draw the line, I wonder? Where is too much too much and too little too little? Where do our worries or experiences, our expectations and maybe our knowledge hinder our kids in becoming independent? And where does it get careless, irresponsible and maybe even dangerous?
I guess this is a decision we all have to make for ourselves and for our kids. I admit, I am a mom, who is constantly watching, supervising from far. Because it is what I feel like is the right way to go. I do as much as I can to keep them safe and happy and there is only that much you can do. So far I never had the impression that the kids felt they were not able to spread their little wings. At least I hope so…
1. Envelop in Shadow; Cast a shadow over
2. Follow and observe (someone) closely and secretly
In response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadowed