Martin, I love how you ended this reflection. If I’m going to be congruent I have to allow myself to make mistakes, allow them to make mistakes and hopefully open enough to be able to talk about it. At the end of the day, after many years of being a “do it because I told you” kind of father, I finally learned that a engaging my son is far more important.
Even though I might have more life experience and perspective it’s still his life and learning journey. He’s the only one that can decide what is important for him to learn. Then, the student becomes the teacher. The father becomes the student. I am learning.