I use to feel guilt when I compromised with T. Worrying that I was failing him some how by not standing my ground. But I have learned the compromise is a good thing. It strengthens the relationship. And the things to be uncompromising on are ones we can all take to heart.
When you think of parenting do you think of uncompromising standards or needing to compromise at every turn? For me, and I would guess most of us, it would be a bit of both.
Raising kids, especially as a single mother often requires compromise. I can’t fight the girls over every life detail. They don’t want to clean their room? Close the door. They don’t want to eat what I have planned for dinner? Have them help make something different that they do want. They don’t want to help plant the flower beds? Invite their friends over and turn it into a party. Compromise.
My life is full of compromise. But I do have standards, ways in which I am uncompromising.
We will be on time for commitments, whether it be work, school or meeting up with friends.
We will maintain the common areas of our house at an acceptable…
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