How can I be a better parent? You need not be better.
How do I know I’m doing the right thing? Children are their own beings who will grow from their experiences. They are where they are meant to be, with you.
You need not make decisions based on a possible future outcome. Act with them and decide in the now. That moment holds your truest love and from that, they will prosper. There is no prediction for how a human will evolve. Allow them to live their own purpose. Lighten your responsibility for their entire human life. You are there to love them. Have fun with that.
What about my every day responsibilities? That can be fun too.
What about when it’s not fun for me? That’s ok. Forgive and allow. Move forward to the next moment. And next. And next. It’s now. And now. And now.
How do I teach theme everything I know? You don’t know as much as you think you know. Allow their evolution, independent of yours.
What am I here for, then, as their parent? You are here to love.
Do they need more? What is there, above love?
What if I fail them? You cannot.
What if it feels like it? The knowing is stronger than the feeling.
Am I overthinking this? Yes.
How do I release the fear? First, release the judgement. Others cannot walk your shoes. Allow them to make judgments based on their own lives. It’s ok. You need not carry them with you.
Will they be ok? We are all ok. In this moment and for all time.