It’s all anxiety-management
Jonas Ellison

Parenting is a ‘learning on the job’ role we take on in life, sometime without realising what we are doing, sometimes unexpectedly, and we all make huge mistakes but without mistakes we don’t get to feel challenged or have opportunities to grow. Children are amazingly forgiving over time, the best thing you can do is to show your children that changing yourself is a positive thing to do, personal growth is a desirable thing and making mistakes is far far better than always being right. I don’t mean make them insecure, stability has its place but giving good role models that are realistic about life and its successes and failures is far better than trying to get it all right.

from Releasing your Child’s Potential by Sylvia Clare