A View From 30,000 Feet

  • Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW
  • Series: Dear Rosa

As parents, we have one of the most valuable jobs in society. Children make mistakes that can have devastating consequences. Because we have more life experience, we are able to see the world from 30,000 feet in the air. As children grow, they are able to see their world from an ascending elevation of 1,000 feet.

We are responsible to point out that actions have consequences. Our advice is valuable, built from years of personal experience and seeing others succeed and fail. We are equipping our children with their own flying instruments to navigate their lives.

When we see a problem ahead, it is the responsibility of our children to listen to our advice and direction on handling or avoiding it. After all, we’re seeing the problem from 30,000 feet.