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Eileen – What’s important for parents to understand?

Eileen – What’s important for parents to understand?

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I’ve learned as a mom, you try to do too much for them, and you have to learn to back off and let them do it themselves.  That’s a battle that you sometimes want to make it easy for them, and they say, “No, Mom, I can do it myself.”  You ha... Show More

I’ve learned as a mom, you try to do too much for them, and you have to learn to back off and let them do it themselves.  That’s a battle that you sometimes want to make it easy for them, and they say, “No, Mom, I can do it myself.”  You have to let him, even if he’s going to fall or if he’s going fail, you have to give them that independence.  It’s just like a small child learning how to do something, you have to kind of back off. 

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Eileen – What’s important for parents to understand?

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Son injured in 2010 at age 20, paraplegic
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I’ve learned as a mom, you try to do too much for them, and you have to learn to back off and let them do it themselves.  That’s a battle that you sometimes want to make it easy for them, and they say, “No, Mom, I can do it myself.”  You have to let him, even if he’s going to fall or if he’s going fail, you have to give them that independence.  It’s just like a small child learning how to do something, you have to kind of back off. 

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