One thing I’m learning through motherhood is the difference between strong willed & independence. I believe these two are on some level built within each other but are not one in the same. The more I loosen my grip, choose my battles & breath joy into going with the flow the more victories we celebrate. When I stand back to let him go the battles stop & often he’ll turn asking out of his heart to include me.
His little spirit is building each day. So as much as we do require him to honor us, we are also learning to honor the journey of raising a toddler.