We, as mothers, want to encourage our children, right? We want their beautiful and unique personalities to shine, exactly how God had made them.
Yet, there just are
most some days when my 5-year-old Elle and I seem to have a power struggle. I would see the fiery defiance in her eyes and feel that I have failed somehow as a mother. It just is super challenging to guide her to be a responsible person, without dampening her creative spirit.
The responsibility of parenting is so overwhelming that I was even moved to write a message to my unborn child when I was pregnant the first time around. I still ask these questions at present.
My child, how do I teach you to be…
Humble yet confident?
Simple yet outstanding?
Honest yet tactful?
Outspoken yet a listener?
Contented yet an achiever?
Thankful to technology, I myself do need the encouragement now and then. That there are moms having the same struggles that I am having and being able to gain insights from what they share on their blogs is a blessing to me. One way to be an awesome parent is knowing how to encourage our children.