I’ve noticed the older my son gets the more I enjoy watching his personality form as he grows into the young man that he is on his way to being. I also spend time correcting some traits that were handed to me that I’ve, in-turn, handed to him. Some, in my opinion, can be particularly detrimental to his independency and leadership abilities. I don’t want to intentionally socially or mentally handicap my child in any way. Nor do I want to force ideas that lead him to believe that he is wrong for simply being him. When I fail at these things, it can lead to me feeling like I’m being a bad parent. I try my best, and when I hear that I’m doing a great job I’m incredibly. I just can’t help wanting to be the best and to provide the best for him.
The truth is, there is no such thing as perfection. I just have to be happy with the fact that I am without a doubt doing my best. All in all it’s about what he thinks of me as a parent and his childhood, and so far he’s still alive! So, I must not be doing that bad!