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
I LOVE this post! I was just talking to a friend the other day about this! My mom went through two divorces when I was a teenager and so we had our family battles and our mother daughter battles, and let me tell you it was insane! But now I truly realize why she did what she did and didn’t do stuff because she was trying to look out for me. I also realize why she gave up some things and was VERY crucial about others! I’m 23 and have a 20mo old daughter and I LOVE understand certains things now, you def understand things WAY more when you have your OWN children! She goes back and forth between her fathers and my home and its really hard but my fiance and I are trying our best to show her how a loving Christian home is supposed to be and our past life experiences help a lot! Now I just hope when she’s a teenager she didn’t act like I did or we’ll be in trouble LOL :)
Thank you Annie for your comment. We learn so very much by just living, don’t we?
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