While at the park today I watched as the children ran, interacted, laughed and eventually someone got hurt. Oh, the joys of being at the park with friends and mom or dad close by. When children are learning their limits, as a parent it is hard to know exactly what is safe for children and what is unsafe. We have to allow safe explorations and yes, sometimes we get an owie.
I saw a little girl playing on the playground and all of a sudden she fell...
As parents we often wonder if we are doing it right? Are we going to mess up our children? We often focus on the times we may have not made the best parenting choices.
I think we should all take some time to think about the positive parenting choices we have made in the last couple days. What have you done to enrich your child's life? Don't forget to praise your children, but also don't forget to praise yourself. You are a role-model for your children and that includes how you treat yourself and others around you. Parenting is the most difficult job you will ever have, but it is also the most worth it.
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone