Charles Dickens once wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” He wasn’t talking about being a parent, but the saying sure fits. Nothing in a parent’s life feels as good as when our children accomplish something or are enjoying themselves. Yet nothing hurts us as bad as when they get hurt or are disappointed. Parenting is not only a tough physical job but an emotional one also. As a parent, we feel the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.
The purpose of these blogs, newsletters and books is to help parents survive parenthood and come out the other end with some semblance of sanity. Things are changing rapidly in our society. You may want to treat this information as a kind of manual on parenting. So sit back, read a little, learn a little and enjoy.
You have probably seen or heard the information in these blogs before in other places. That’s all right. It is true that if we don’t use what we learn in the first month, the information tends to slip away. I will not make the assumption that all this is new and fantastic. But my goal is to say things again and differently than how you heard in the past. It may make more sense to you that way. Or you may be more open to this information at this point in time. It helps to hear facts and ideas over and over again to help us remember and use them. We are more likely to use the information when it is fresh in our minds. So that’s the reason for any repetition.
Finally, I believe our children are a gift from God. They are not ours to own or make into something that we want them to be. We are not to live our lives through our children. Instead they are given to use to nurture, protect and teach them the ways of life. It is our responsibility to teach them about faith, family, relationships, personal growth and how to be happy and successful in this world.
We’re going to cover many topics. These will include relationships, personal growth, personality types, attitude, motivation, strategies to maintain some control of ourselves and your children, old sayings, social skills, success, and happiness. We will rotate the topics over time. We will also include information written by experts about ideas that are important to parents.
If there is anything special you would like to read about, just let us know.