It is so easy for me to take everything to do with my children personally. I am a mom, after all, a stay-at-home mom at that. The problem is, when I am deeply identified with my kids’ successes and challenges, I am a worse parent than when I see more space between us. Sometimes I find it helpful to envision myself as a steward of these little people. They have landed in my life and are staying for a while. My job is to attend to them and look after them as best I can and then release them to continue on their journey.