Watching your kids grow up can be hard. And it can be even harder to help push them along in their growth process where you see fit.
One of the most difficult balancing acts as a parent is finding the space between savoring their childhood, and helping them grow into the next phase of personhood. Inevitably, there will be mistakes along the way.
AITAH for telling my daughter she's too old to be sitting on my lap?
I (37f) am married to my husband (38m) and we have a daughter together (11f). My daughter is very small for her age and as a result gets treated like a younger child sometimes.
She loves to hop in my or my husband's lap and cuddle with us on the couch or in a chair. I have been thinking that she may be too old for that sort of thing and maybe I'm hurting her by letting her continue.