Being a mom is a delicate balance between taking care of our kids and allowing them to grow-up. The realization that our kids will one-day have to experience real-life consequences is difficult.
Let’s face it, growing pains are a part of life and sometimes, experience truly is the best teacher. We have to be reasonable about what we have control over and try not to protect our kids from experiencing the consequences of their actions.
Mistakes have real consequences and our kids need to know this.
Overcoming obstacles or struggle builds character and change occurs from struggle. Winston Churchill said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
True acceptance is one of the most loving things we can give our children. Some of us may have a child with special needs or one that’s very different, the important thing to remember is when you accept your child for who they truly are they will become better at accepting themselves.
As parents we often struggle with whether right decisions are being made. Just remember to give yourself credit and know that you are doing the best you can which is always good enough.
Our kids were born to move away from us. So while they’re with us, let’s parent the child we have and not the child we wish we had.
Here’s to all moms this Mother’s Day….let’s make it phenomenal!