Being Responsible For Your Child Versus Taking Responsibility For Your Relationship With Your Child

  • You are responsible for your child. You kinda have to be…legally speaking. At least for 18 years or so. You provide them with food, shelter, clothing, etc…the necessities.
  • You (me too) even pat yourself on the back (post about it on social media / remind them when they’re in trouble) when you’re extra responsible for your child…you provide a nice yard, send them to camp, pay for an amazing experience, buy them the latest electronics, dress them in really nice clothes, etc.
  • But do you take responsibility for your relationship with your child?
  • What are you doing to grow the relationship between the two of you?
  • What conversations are you having to better your relationship with them?
  • None of the extra stuff lasts. Actually, most of it will be forgotten.
  • Your relationship (or lack of relationship) with your child will last for decades.
  • If you don’t take responsibility for the relationship, they won’t. They’re a child.
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