Happy Sunday! Usually I write about making things pretty through crafts, decor, and organization, but today I wanted to veer from that a bit because I’ve been getting emails asking for helpful tips on parenting. I totally get it! Shaping hearts in a loving way when our hearts are forever needing shaping is a huge challenge!
I am right there with you friends! If I were to tell you that I have it all together….that I’ve trained my kids to always interact with each other in a loving way and that I always speak with gentleness and self control…it would be a total lie! Families are messy!
As moms, it’s easy for our identity to get wrapped up in the performance of our children….that’s a lose : lose scenario. Try really hard to not appear perfect or give your children the false notion that you are hoping for perfection from them! Parenting Perfection is a total oxymoron! Authenticity allows us to have a growing relationship with our Heavenly Father, makes us approachable in our homes, and is an amazing example of hope to pass onto our children.
I think we should use the Christmas Season ahead to focus with our families on the one and only man to live a perfect life, Jesus, the Son of God!