The moment you turn your attention to a phone, it’s telling the child that you’ve lost interest. The last thing you want to do is give your child the impression that whatever is happening on your phone is more important than them.
Tag: real conversations
Teaching kids to work can feel a lot like Groundhog Day, the same thing over and over and over – but just like in the movie, repetition over time can lead to some great results.
We as parents get to learn how to talk to our kids about hard things like pornography. These conversations need to start younger than you think and don’t have to be terribly awkward.
Have you seen that meme? The one that says “I’m not an early bird or a night owl but some sort of perpetually exhausted pigeon.” Welcome to the life of a mom.
Call it a vibe, or a tone, or an ambiance or a mood – whatever you call it, kids can feel it. And mama influences it. No pressure.
I was surprised to find myself teary-eyed. I was teary-eyed because it was just all so normal. We are emerging from the “long dark” blinking into the sunlight because all at once (it seems), it burst forth. Just like all dark times, eventually, they fade and the sun shines again.
I am willing to be potentially controversial, in hopes that this message helps even just one beautiful soul out there: I personally believe that the message of self-love, no matter your size and shape, has turned into a tool of the adversary.
We all have moments we mess up and handle our emotions poorly. In episode #97 we talk about how to respond to those moments we show up with our kids poorly and work to move forward in a healthy way. We always get to try again!
Embrace the ‘and.’ You’re a mother AND….There is a time and a season for everything. When it’s your season, go for it. I did it. So can you.
Some trials I never have and never will be grateful for. However, I have learned I can still find ways to be grateful in the middle of despair and later, I am often grateful for lessons learned, for empathy deepened and a heart softened. Gratitude and sorrow can co-exist.