As a parent, you always want to help your child be their very best. The way to do this is simple, maybe not “easy,” but definitely simple.
Stop fretting over what they’re not or comparing them to how you wish they would be and do this instead …
Go and LOVE them exactly as they are, faults and all, mistakes and all. Then watch who very quickly they transform into the very best version of themselves.
Something I like to do as often as possible, every day if I can, is write out a full page of wonderful things about each of my children. Things I appreciate, things I love, what I admire, anything positive that comes to mind that day, I write it down. Write, not type. And I don’t reuse the same list over and over and over again. Each time I do this, I sit down and think about and look for the best things about my child and write them down.
It’s actually a pretty cool thing to do for your spouse too 🙂
Remember, what you focus on expands. What is appreciated, appreciates. So notice and acknowledge the best in your child (and in your spouse) and enjoy the way that changes life for you and your family.
Stacie Mahoe shares lessons learned from decades around the diamond. Enjoy her unique insights on softball and life from years as a player, coach, parent, and fan of the game.