Square Peg ● Round Hole







Parenting is not for the faint of heart.   Sometimes, I compare it to riding a roller coaster.   Unfortunately, roller coasters make me motion sick, and, this is a side effect of what arises when dealing with kids or more accurately, teenagers.

One recent exchange with my fifteen year old, left me feeling confused and exasperated.  Then I had a light bulb moment that seemed to clear out the cobwebs.  My sweet, smart son was feeling less than.  His vast contribution to an event, in his mind, didn’t warrant him the privilege of “reaping the rewards”, so to speak.   The problem was he didn’t value his worth.

Once my head stopped spinning, I was able to share my experience in this very matter.   We are all worthy, but there is a voice within us that spouts some very unkind words.  I explained that I almost passed up my job as a columnist due to my lack of worthiness.   I couldn’t imagine that I or my writing was good enough to grace those pages.   It was then that I gave him five words to remember…..I am my own limitation.

It is important that we not only teach, but share by example, our own journey of finding our worth.   I am sure that there will be other opportunities that arise where I become ill from the “roller coaster” of parenting, but in this moment, not only did he hear me, but he turned it into action and found his worth.