Welcome to my Page. Remember those that have paved the way for you. My goal is to share some of my failures and successes, to solve a few problems, to connect, inspire, to reach others one person at a time, to be a blessing to someone, and to let others know they are not alone. I am truly blessed. I give all praises to God. Without God where would I be?
Although you may
feel you do not have good parenting skills, you can develop them.
There are numerous parenting tips available for you. No you may not
be perfect, because there is only one perfect one and that is God.
Parenting did not come with a manual, but you can do the best that
you can by being aware of your family and never stop learning about
them. We all have made mistakes.
1. Your Mouth
Proverbs 18:21, Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it
will eat its fruit thereof. I have heard those that have
remembrance of parents saying they would never amount to anything.
Instead of encouragement, they received doom and predictions of
failure. I recall Steve Harvey saying that he liked to make people
laugh in school. He further stated his teacher told him he would not
make any money making people laugh, but look at him now. You never
know the future of your children. Children are creative and
resilient. There are so many ways that you can encourage children
with your words. In my article
I talk about the
power of thank you, I will, I can, and much more. Children need to
know that they can.
2. Room to Grow
Children need room
to grow. You need to allow them a chance to make some decisions for
themselves, because when they leave for college or even go to camp
for the summer there will be decisions that they make everyday.
Prayerfully you have trained them and given them values to make good
sound decisions even though that may not always be the case.
3. Your Presence
Your presence is so
important to your children. I have observed often parents are just as
guilty of staying on their cellphones or lab tops just as children
do. I observed during a child's gymnastic rehearsal, a mother on
her labtop seemingly doing her work from home. She was really intent
on her laptop. Her body was there, but not her presence. He focus
was on her laptop and getting the work done. I am sure we all may
have been guilty at some time or another not showing up for our
children with our presence. I even recall forgetting to pick my
children up from school. Now this only happened once, but how do
you forget that, especially when you have several children as I did?
These things happen, but it does not mean that your parenting habits
are bad, you just possibly could improve. We all need improvement.
Did you know that
children love to laugh? Try using humor and laughter in your
conversations. Something funny that my grandchildren and I do is
when something occurs that we find amusing my grandchildren will say
something like, “ That's your daughter, discipline her.” I will
respond, “That's your mother, she is an adult.” What are some of the good parenting habits that you have developed? I would love to hear about them.
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