November 2011 Entries
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, there has been a lot of talk about being thankful. Often, you will find that people go out of their way to convey their appreciation this time of year. However, it is so important to remind our children and ourselves to always be thankful. Recently, I was at the park with a friend’s son, he surprised me with his manners. My children know the importance of saying “thank you”, but this four year old just melted my heart.
Rebellion is something many children go through. It is even natural for children to rebel a little as they grow and try to establish who they are and what they want. However, some children rebel much worse than others and the effects can be detrimental to the family dynamic. Some children are naturally strong willed. I happened to have been one of them. Growing up, I wanted to make my own way.
Gossip is hard to avoid in life. Even at a young age, you can get caught up in it. As a mom, I worry about my children learning malicious and cruel behaviors when it comes to the words they say about others. Admittedly, I have been caught up in gossip. It’s a conscience decision to avoid participating in gossip. It’s not easy. But, I realized recently that it truly effects my children, even more than I thought was possible.