You Know You’re Really Not In Control, Right?

  • Dads love control. It makes us feel like we actually determine the outcomes in our child’s life, our family, etc.
  • So we set schedules and establish rules. We make our child do what we want them to do.
  • There’s nothing wrong with schedules or rules as long as control is not our goal.
  • What we’re really creating is the illusion of control. We’re faking ourselves out!
  • We know this because our natural tendency is to control more as our child gets older. The reason we try to control more is because we feel like we’re losing control as our child gets older.
  • If we truly had control, we would not lose control.
  • So we try to control more with a tighter grip…which means we actually control less.
  • There are way too many factors at play in our lives to control anything…especially our child.
  • Instead of trying to control your child, set your child up for success. Lead them to…
    • think well.
    • make wise decisions.
    • value people.
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