Parents of young kids are often afraid. “I just don’t want to screw them up.”
Recognize what that fear says about you — you have enough humility to look at yourself. You’re a great parent.
A parent’s role is to communicate love; a child’s role is to grow. Love makes it safe while they do.
Children love you, but you won’t always feel it. Kids can’t help but love their parents, regardless of what they say and do. It is not a child’s job to make a parent feel loved or secure; that’s the role of a parent.
Be the grown-up while they grow up.