As a parent, I have learned already that some things just are not worth fighting over. My four year old has been darting from our van every morning no matter how hard I try to hold her hand and safely get her across the lane of traffic in the school parking lot. I know all the cars are watching as it is a school parking lot, but I'd still like her to hold my hand and learn the safe way. This week, her teacher gave her a "talking to" and it turns out that was exactly what my little Caryn needed. Since then, she has held my hand and in turn, my second grade daughter has also held my hand too. What happened? Someone else stepped in and explained it a different way. This was a battle that didn't bother me all that much. I never thought about it once the rest of my day went on, but now that she has started doing it "my way," I can tell how this battle was really a battle.
I wish I had someone to give me a "talking to." Someone to explain it to me another way! My battle with food will continue and it sure would be nice to have that teacher to talk to me..."You've been eating when you're not hungry", "You haven't been exercising as much", "Why haven't you been tracking, it was a key to your success!", etc.
I shall keep on trying, but this is a battle I need to face head on before it gets "out of hand!"