Do you remember something your parents wouldn’t let you do when you were a young child? Wow, I have several! I sure thought my parents were the meanest pair of people that walked the earth. It was a time when everyone (but me of course), was allowed to stay out past dark. When the street lights came on, was my cue to come in and stay in. I remember that just like it was yesterday, when in reality, it was a very long time ago. I sure couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t let me do it too??
Not until after I had a child of my own did I understand their point of view. They were not being mean, they simply didn’t want anything to happen to me, they cared about me. And they were looking out for my own good.
I thank God for their love each and every day. Even though my mother has passed, there’s not a day that goes by when she doesn’t cross my mind. And to think there are so many kids that don’t have a mom and dad and are handed from one foster family to another. You are truly blessed if you have parents, especially if they are still alive.
If you are a mom, take extra time to be with your little ones and teach them all about life, love, laughter, and family. Later on down the road, (more than likely after having their own kids), they will respect, love, and thank you for it.
Also take a careful look and ponder your current parenting skills. Do you think you’re being the best parent you can be? Think about it, you are being tested from the day your first child is born. It’s the biggest adventure you’ll ever encounter, and also the most wonderful.
Your children don’t come with a book of instructions. To answer the question above, your parenting skills come from within, they come from your gut instincts. Have faith in yourself as a parent. Always follow your heart and instincts at what you think are the best choices for your kids. By doing this, you are looking out for your children’s greater good, and also molding them into passionate, responsible adults.
Copyright © Tammy Embrich , Moms of Faith, All Rights Reserved
My parents didn’t even let me watch TV until I was 9 years old. And then, they were very picky. Now, I am so thankful for that and all of the other mean things they did! It’s spelled L-O-V-E! Great Post!
Thanks so much for your kind words. :)
It definitely takes having little ones of your own to really appreciate the things (most often the small things)your parents did while doing their very best at being a good parent to you.
Thanks for sharing. :D
I agree with your article very much. Many times I say “no” to something my children want to do with their other friends, although their friends parents are all saying “ok”. I just need to go with my gut instinct as to what I feel is right or wrong. I don’t care what the “world” is doing, I must do what I sense is right, even if my children tell me “their parents are letting them, why can’t you?”
Thanks for your comments Jayne. :) And that’s exactly my point. Go with your gut instincts.
Was wondering if this is still ongoing?