Parents and Willow Trees

Parents and others working with young people may want to consider the willow tree.

The willow tree bends with the wind; it is flexible and flowing. The oak tree is rigid, hard, stiff, and inflexible.

During a storm, the willow stays intact while the oak looses branches.

This is an important concept in life—especially regarding relationships. Being rigid and inflexible seldom brings about optimal results for all concerned.