“A life lived in fear is a life half lived” ….. Goes for parenting too

“A life lived in fear is a life half lived”

This was the quote repeated in the Musical version of Strictly Ballroom I was lucky enough to see last night (If you love a good musical this is so much fun, full of song, dance, glitter, sequins and some good Aussie humour).

The premise of the show was about taking risks, doing what feels right and feeling empowered to make the right choices. I started thinking about this idea of living without fear. And just as those that lived a life in fear in the show eventually became unstuck, I realised how often we see this in everyday life.

When it comes to parenting I think we see this too much.

How is it possible to live without fear when you have children though? They are so very precious, their little lives become everything to us and the thought of something happening to them is enough to suck the very breath from us.

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