This advice was given nearly 80 years ago. Dr. Benjamin Spock was the first pediatrician to study psychoanalysis and to try to understand children’s needs and family dynamics. His ideas were revolutionary in the 1940s, and are still just as applicable for us.
Your children want you, just the way you are. With the care and love you give your kids every day–you are doing just great! Be gentle with yourself. Go with the flow of life with your precious children. There’s no need for comparison or worrying about what others think of you…. Focus on doing what is right for your children, and believe in that success.
Empower your kind inner voice. Be kind, trusting, and loving not just to your children, but to yourself as well.
Well-known author Brene Brown wrote these promises to her children in her “Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto”…
Let your children see and feel the joy they bring to you.
Let your face light up when they walk into the room. The light reflected in your children’s eyes is all it takes. It is your love that your children long for.
Let your actions emerge from your love and faith in them. …and remember, you’re not ever going to get it all right and that’s okay. The key here is empathy and trust.
You do so much RIGHT!
I believe in you! You G.O.A.T. this!