There’s days I want to hide. Literally in bed and figuratively behind my phone. I can’t do that for many reasons, but the biggest one(s) these days is that I don’t want to model that behavior for my children.
When my eldest was younger, my mum and I were concerned that he was going to be shy and withdrawn. We brainstormed ways to model more outgoing and friendlier behavior for him and we’ve seen the implementation of those ideas bear fruit.
We’re still modeling those behaviors for my youngest. She’s generally getting the hang of it, but she’s still only three years old. Time will tell if we are successful.