When we hurt our children
Look, I’m far from the perfect parent. I don’t think there is such a thing as a perfect parent. One can only strive to be a good enough parent. Which is great, since children have to see that we make mistakes. We get upset. We handle situations the wrong way. All so that we can teach them how to say sorry. How we correct the wrong.
Yet, I wonder if parents (including me) sit back at night and think if they could do anything better. How they actually handle situations wrong when it comes to their children. If they unknowingly treated their child badly. If a child looking for a hug was pushed away. If a child wanted to say something special or exciting but was told to be quiet. Maybe it’s little things but when they add up and happen often, it hurts. When a child should be encouraged to be loving and caring but instead is pushed away…then what do we teach our children?
Parents should think before they act. Parents should remember who is the parent and who is just a child.
Parents should remember that children learn from them. Good and bad.
Sit back and think if you would want your child to treat your grandchild, the same way you are treating your child now.