Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Adult Development

I think it's really neat when you see your child develop independence skills, self-help skills, coping skills, etc. It's amazing to see the little wheels in their brains turning.

It doesn't have to end there.

As a child and even as a young adult, I thought I'd have it all figured out by the time I was 36. I used to think that I would no longer get irrationally irritated, I wouldn't let annoying people bother me, and for sure, I would save my tears for when I was sad instead of crying when I was mad or frustrated.

Woo hoo, was I short-sighted or what ?!?!

One of the coolest things I've found about being an adult is that we still have the opportunity to develop these. Improved mental health, a thicker skin, increased "arsenal" of self-help and coping skills still have lots of opportunity to expand more fully - at least with me !

Stimey had a great post on DCMM today on this issue. Looks like I'm not the only one !


Stimey said...

Thanks for the shoutout! I think this is so true. There are skills that I haven't learned until I was an adult. It's never too late to learn!

Rachel et Natalie said...

and I like to "relearn" things with them, like laughing out loud for silly things.

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