Doing our best means we do what we can as well as we can, in our personal lives, our work lives, in the political sphere, anywhere others rely on us and putting other people’s interests first.
When it comes to parenting, doing our best means putting our children first, so their needs are met. It is important to meet children’s physical, mental, and emotional needs. Where parents may over-protect, children may struggle to function.
Doing our best means we teach about values, perseverance, what hard work means and why it’s not a given we can have both all the time.
As parents, it is important to continue to do our best, so if children copy, they copy the best bits and capitalise on becoming a better version of themselves. Where we may make it easier for us, it becomes harder for them.
Children should be encouraged to work on themselves, on their own values, not what may be best for us. When we do our best as a parent, it means our children can become the best version of themselves, allowing them to function well.
It is important to be able to function well. In a world that is already struggling, we need it. Whether you are a parent, a teacher, or a politician, and even if you’re not, doing our best means we put others first and that has never been so important.