In reply to by Richard W

Hi Rich,

Your last point really hit me. When my children were growing up (they're adults now), I pushed myself mercilessly to do things with them and for them, ignoring my own needs. Now I see that both my children display the same tendency with others. It reminds me of the passage in the Bible that goes something like this: The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children's teeth are set on edge.

It's such a powerful example for children when parents say an authentic no when they don't feel to do something. A powerful way for them to learn self-empowerment and boundary setting.

x C.