I was given the opportunity to share 5 things I Wish I Knew as a young mother along with a few other grandma bloggers! It was a wonderful time to reflect and share those things! If you would like to see my first 5 things as well as some more incredible tips from other grandmas, you can click on the button below to head over!
When I was first contacted about this opportunity, I really wanted to share things that would be helpful and valuable lessons I learned. While thinking about this topic, two poems came to mind: The Little Chap Who Follows Me, and The Meanest Mother.
The Little Chap Who Follows Me poem describes the weight parents carry in helping children to grow up to be positive.
I thank God my parents guided me in many ways.
With The Meanest Mother, I knew some things but truly did not understand others.
Here are the rest of my tips and thoughts:
-Be patient: Guide your children to do what you have assigned. Do not do it yourself because it is easier and you can get it done faster. Do not take the easy way out. I can definitely testify that our behavior will set the bar for them. Children are our future; we must teach them.
-Start and keep a Journal: Keep memories; Your children will be better writers and help them in school. I cannot believe how much I have forgotten about the “old days”. Also have a trash journal, it will help you have a change of heart faster.
-Take pictures: Keep track of who is in them and why.
-Have a food/exercise plan.
-Keep a food journal. Eat to live do not live to eat.
–Plan and stick to menus: You will have much less stress.
-Doing the right thing may not be noticed now “But it is worth it”. It is the little things like patience and time that will help children grow up to have faith, to meet challenges, to be wise, to know consequences, and to have humor.
-Remember to pray for help and guidance, pray for your children and with them. Pray often.
This will most likely be an ongoing list. I hope that you will find a few or all of these tips helpful.
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