Affirmation #4, for my quest to give up negative thoughts and feelings about myself, for Lent. I'm capable of being a mom who balances over protecting with under protecting. I believe in letting kids be kids, but I'm also involved in what is going on. I've fluctuated wildly between being a helicopter parent and being detached since becoming a mom almost 8 years ago. I've finally managed to achieve a balance I can manage and live with.