Then all of that seems to get mixed in a blender
Then all of that seems to get mixed in a blender, and the result is the most interesting dynamic you have faced in your life. This mixture becomes most unusual when you add in another adult, along with your children. Yet, that is what we all face as partners, spouses and parents, and as difficult as it is none of us would change a thing. Life is not only hard work, but fun, due to all of these incredible experiences.
Every person on this planet is unique, and your children are no different, therefore you need to be cognizant of their uniqueness and learn more about them everyday. Sometimes people make the mistake of actually believing that by watching their kids they are actually learning about them. Once you understand more about your kids in this way, you can be a better parent as you will know them much more deeply. Understanding your kids is knowing their good sides and their bad sides as well. Once you know your kids in great detail, you can help them accomplish what they want to do whether it is a sporting activity or a hobby. If I take a look back at my childhood, I can remember a time when I quit at something because I didn't think I was good enough.
It's hard to let go of emotions when they feel so traumatic at the time. It may not be easy to get your child to share with you about how they feel, but it is absolutely necessary to know how they are responding to life's events. Having kids participate in activities is a great thing, but you need to be aware of your child's level of excitement about it. Don't do all the talking about why they should or shouldn't do the activity. By letting your children talk it out with you and then you can decide what to do together. It is good to help keep your kids grounded with the overall picture and then make decisions with that in mind.