This Mother’s Day, take some time to find out who your child really is. Find out what they are all about. We carry with us way too many stereotypes of girls and boys, and of females and males.
Many of the role models we experience in society are inaccurate. Some stereotypes may come from your own family background and traditions. It is unfair to place these roles or stereotypes on your children.
If you don’t value and honor your child for whom he or she is, then they will not be able to value and honor themselves.
This may be a challenge because of your own past experiences in relationships. You may see someone else in your child because of something in your past. Work through this because that miss-perception about your son or daughter will not allow you to connect in love.
That irrational or erroneous belief about your son or daughter will take you out of relationship with your child.
I hope you have been enjoying a very Happy Mother’s Day.
Ken Thom, MS, LPC is a nationally recognized Christian counselor and writer. He is available for parent and individual coaching. Ken is a Post Institute Certified Family Regulatory Therapist, Certified Coach and Great Behavior Breakdown Instructor as well as a certified BCI parent trainer. Ken's book Christian Parent Wisdom is a daily scripture based medication book for parenting children with challenging behaviors. Contact Ken.