In that one word alone, there are many meanings. Consider for a minute the endless possibilities and opportunities we have has parents:
NurturerWrestler Rule enforcer Boundary setter
ProviderProblem solver Gentle guider Promise keeper
TeacherSerious talker Homework helper Bedtime guru
Role model Protector A soft shoulder to cry on
Unconditional love providerFriend (but always a parent first)
I could go on but I think you get the point….
Shown with permission of Melinda Asztalos
When our children are born, we are given the awesome opportunity to mold a tiny bundle into an adult who will fit into society and be productive. Our children are given to us as blank slates and it is us who will make them into the person they become.
Wow! Talk about pressure, huh?!
Although many have asked me for advice on how to parent and how to raise kids, my answer stays the same: Raising your children is up to you. What I can offer are endless options and suggestions for helping you get through parenthood unscathed.
Raising respectful children takes a whole lot of work. In fact, it is the hardest thing I have ever done. That said, I wouldn’t change a single minute and I know you feel the same. Kids are, quite frankly, a pain in the butt a lot of the time. However we wouldn’t trade them for all the riches in the world.
Let’s take this parenthood ride together as we help each other brainstorm, problem solve, and support our fellow parent members.
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