It happens to the best of us – we have everything laid out the way it’s supposed to go and it completely falls apart. The family vacation ends in disaster, the Target run ends with someone on the floor melting down, we sit at night and wonder how we were so wrong about what life would look like by now. Expectations – we all have them and when they’re unrealistic or misguided in their formation, they can be detrimental. There’s good news, though! By recognizing and identifying expectations we’ve had, we can begin to evaluate them and reset appropriate expectations – and maybe most importantly, begin to teach our kids the same skills. We cover all of this and more today as we unpack another foundational connecting practice: Setting Appropriate Expectations.
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