Mystic Morning Blog

the minds of parents often leave imprints on the minds of their children

expectations of how one should be

some parents will rationalize their expectations of others by framing them as expressions of love

when one projects expectations onto another

when one declares what another “should do”

it is framed from one perspective

there is a sense where one believes they have a “knowing” of what is best for another

a perspective that originates in a sense of self

often an egoic self

the recipient also has a sense of self

and may be open to hearing and following the expectations of others

or have their own perceptions of what should be

a delicate balance for a parent in adolescence

often weighed with the insight that it is important to allow a child to fail

how the expectations are communicated are important

some parents will resist offering expectations as they…

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