Posted in Family, Life Questions

Teach them HOW to Grow

Do children think for themselves?  I see many children that behave just as their parents do; texting while being spoken to, looking through the person in front of them as they do not exist, speaking to them with lack of respect, and even choosing the same addictions.  Do we realize how much our 5, 6, and 7 year old’s see?  They see it ALL.

There is a FINE line between choosing what your child does and controlling their lives. We have to remember that they are little people too.  They have thoughts of their likes and dislikes.  They know what they want to do, eat, and feel.  We cannot make all their choices for them.

We should lead by example!  Show them what is right and wrong.  Teach them how to be great citizens and community partners.  Show them hoe to respect other.  Give them options to choose from.  Start small by allowing them to decide on the little things such as what to wear (as long as it is dress code appropriate).  Allow them to choose how they do their hair, if they want.  The choices they make today will lead to the larger choice they are faced with later in life.  This will give them the ability and though of how they are capable of making these choices without consulting with someone, especially when it is an immediate choice to be made.

Have you ever allowed your child to make the choice of dinner for the family?  What about what you wear someone, even work?  They feel so important and this allows them to grow spiritually, emotionally, as well as expanding their thought process for decision-making.

Remember that each child grows to contribute to the world of tomorrow.  What do you want it to be like?

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I am not your typical Texas Girl. I do not wear makeup and do my hair up big! I do not eat out every night, like so many around us. I do enjoy to being with my husband and children and have truly enjoyed it for the last 22 years. Yes, we fight, yes we disagree but we never chose any other life. We fight for one another and our family that is near us. We stand strong against adversity and never sway in our beliefs even when it is going against the grain. We have been blessed in many ways by the God above and remain amazed at the gifts and blessings He has poured over our children. Our walk has had ups and downs but we always return to one another. God Bless each of you reading this blog page!

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