An (expanded) thank-you note to J. Groene Construction!
There is nothing good about being a control freak. The phrase connotes a white-knuckled fear of all curves or bumps in the road, disdain for all the spice of life, an aversion to any and all diversion.
Good parenting might be a decades-long exercise in learning not to be a control freak, in mastering, instead, the art of “picking your no’s;” learning how and when to let go, when to stand ground and when to draw a line in the sand. It’s a tough education for most of us, and the loss of control may first become apparent when a toddler begins to toddle hither and yon.Continue reading