I did some self-inventory sometime ago, I realized my mothering strategies were just too-guarded so I had shifted to a more care-free type, giving kids their freedom (if there such a word if you’re still a child), but sometimes it’s so scary.
Well, other than letting them memorize our home’s phone number, their names and other household names, I coached them to approach circumstance with confidence, knowing what to do, how to do, where to go….
And this little guy did a parallel run of this social technology I was talking about, it scared me to death …. Waaaaahhhh, he went all by himself to buy chips… note: without money but he managed to get one.
The next thing I know the lady at the store was already following him to collect the pay for his chips… ‘Kaloka!”