Wednesday, February 02, 2022

I Almost Had It Right

I was close yesterday, but I didn't quite have it yet. 

When I talked about Protector/Companion/Resource, I wasn't looking at it the right way. It's not a transition between phases as much as it is a reduction. At first, you're all three. Then, as your child gets older, your need to be a protector slowly reduces. Later still, when they're in college and they're not at home very often, you become less of a companion, too. Finally, most of your role (though not all) is as a resource, to help them when needed. 

That sounds right.

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