The Specter (and Importance) of Control
So How do You Know Which Battles to Pick?
When it comes to safety and health: pick the battle
When it comes to safety and health, you know your child best.
When it comes to opinions and “should do’s”: let it go
When it comes to comfort: let it go
When it comes to other people’s opinions: let it go
You are never going to please everyone.
Elaine Bayless is a writer and Chaplain-in-training from Raleigh, NC. She and her husband have an 8-year-old daughter and two cats. Elaine has a Master’s degree in Divinity and Pastoral Counseling, is a certified peer coach, and is currently working toward a degree in Clinical Pastoral Work. Elaine maintains a personal blog, publishes regularly for a number of well-known outlets, and enjoys baking, reading, cross-stitching, and gardening in her spare time.
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