I balance my desires with the needs of my family
I am able to separate and balance different needs in my life. My children depend on me for their care and to meet their needs. I spend time doing things for my partner, too. Even so, I understand how to take care of both my needs and theirs.
I know my children have important needs that require my attention. I am able to help them with their emotional and material needs. I understand the role I play as a parent in this process.
I know the difference between wants and needs. I teach my children about this important difference, too. They understand that personal desires are one part of a bigger equation.
I am aware of what really matters in my life and can focus on my priorities.
Sometimes my needs might conflict with the needs of others in my family. However, I can work through the issues to find solutions that are equitable for everyone.
I might rotate time for myself with family time. I might share personal time with my partner, doing something we both want to do.
Today, I feel proud of myself because I can effectively handle the varying needs of my family members. I can find the right balance for any situation. As a result, my children, my partner, and I all benefit.
- How can I help my partner find a balance between personal desires and the children’s needs?
- How can I help my children appreciate the sacrifices we make for them?
- What are some ways I can teach my children the differences between wants and needs?