This is a famous quote from Gandhi. This has never be more applicable than when I became a parent.
I was brought up to always respect my parents and to never talk back even if I believed my parents were wrong.
I then realised that to give respect it must be earned not demanded. My son has always been my biggest button pusher but he is also my biggest teacher. Not until recently it has dawned on me that how can ask him to stop shouting or being violent with his words if I am doing the same. Even If I am older than him and his parent, he has every right to speaks how he feels especially if disagrees with me.
I can only be responsible for how I react, not how anyone reacts to me. The truth is what anyone does, thinks or says is nothing to do with…
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