Why "I Don't Know" May Be the Best Motherhood Mantra Ever! by Sheryl Gould
I have a new mantra and it’s freeing me up from a lot of emotional junk: “I don’t know.” It’s the truth.
- I don’t know if I’m doing this parenting thing “right.”
- I don’t know if my older daughter struggles today because I screwed some things up parenting her.
- I don’t know if I’m hovering over my 17-year-old too much.
I don’t know a lot of things! Are you tired of feeling guilty for not knowing the answer to something that has to do with parenting your kids? How about feeling pressure to have something figured out? You don’t have to have it figured out right now. Humility is at the heart of relationships and “I don’t know” is a beautiful way to start.
The next time you’re tempted to have an answer, instead, shrug your shoulders and say out loud, “I don’t know!" It's freeing!