Letting Go of HOW

by Scott Noelle

Creativity involves exploring the unknown. So if you want to parent creatively, you need to accept that you often won’t have the comfort of knowing, in advance, how it’s all going to work out.

In other words, creative parenting is what you might call a “faith journey.” You’re constantly facing the unknown and surrendering to it. When you surrender to the unknown, you open a channel to inspiration and new knowledge.

Improve Your Groove

Today, if at some point your child’s desire seems incompatible with yours, tell yourself that there must be a way that both of you can feel satisfied, even though you don’t yet know what that is.

“I don’t need to know how... I trust that a way will be revealed.”

Remember that the most creative solutions often defy logic!

Originally published on 2007-01-11
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