Growing a Garden


Growing A Garden

Dealing with difficult children

is like watching a garden grow.

Resist the temptation

to pull up the plants

to check on the roots.

In difficult times

children may thrive on conflict.

If you take the bait

the battle rages.

Instead step back,

breathe deeply,


and stay at your center.

Battles require two parties.

One fighting alone soon tires.

The Parent’s Tao Te Ching  by William Martin