Have you ever slipped or fallen over, drawing no sympathy or assistance from your child? To our surprise, we wonder ‘Haven’t I modelled and taught them compassion and kindness?”
This issue has been on my mind recently, encouraging me to talk to other parents about this feeling and worry! I was delighted to hear a soothing, possibly logical reason for the lack of empathy shown towards Mummy when she gets hurt!
“Children never expect their mothers to be vulnerable”
Is this why my child doesn’t jump up and react?
Do they feel Mummy can never be broken?
Can Mummy always fix everything and be okay no matter what?
Any comments anyone???