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Thursday, May 04, 2017

I was re-registering my kids for next school year and realized my oldest will be in 6th grade. Last year in elementary. So I started to panic a little, wondering if I have done enough for him for when he moves on to Jr High and High School that he will take the right steps to ensure he is staying healthy physically and mentally. Questioning whether or not I gave him the proper support. I know I still have time, but elementary ages are very fragile, and once they are in the higher schools they begin to get even more independence. If you make any mistakes along the way, will it effect him in any way? I'm sure in some aspects it can. I always reassure my kids that no matter the struggle we can over come any obstacle, no matter how big or small, it can be managed. But being a mom, it really can take a toll, trying to make sure you instill the right skills in order for your children to succeed. I talked with my son last night and asked him if there was anything that he wished that his dad and I could have done different and he said not really. He said that he has a pretty good life and loves everything about it, except of course when we get upset when they make mistakes that they know they shouldn't have but did it anyway. He said he understands why we get upset. But sometimes he and his sisters just forget because they are having so much fun they forget about the consequences if they go to far with things. That made me feel good, because it made me realize they are listening even when I think they are not. It's funny that kids have this knack of showing disobedience at times and can drive you crazy, but then when things get serious, they know when to flip the switch and show you how well you are teaching them. Makes you so proud as a parent that you are doing well and doing all the right things. I am a very happy mom who have some really great kids!!
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  • BJAEGER307
    Great job! You're blog made me smile. We all who are parents wonder that. Your kids are lucky to have parents like you. I wish there were more parents like you.
    898 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    My kids are grown now (21 and 24). I worried too, but little by little they DO show you they've listened to you. It is surprising! And yes, they do make mistakes -- sometimes huge ones -- but the blessing is you're there to help them thru it.

    Hugs and hang in there. There is no instruction manual for raising kids, that's for sure!
    898 days ago
  • SERENASEA
    Wonderful blog, and it sounds as if you are doing everything right. Twenty years from now, your children will be thanking you for how you raised them and for giving them the foundation to be loving, giving, successful and independent. Communicating with your kids is so important -- I am of a different generation, and my mother and I were very close, yet I can't imagine her ever sitting me down and asking how I felt she was doing in terms of parenting. And even if she had asked, I'm not sure I could have responded as thoughtfully as your son did!
    898 days ago
  • no profile photo CHAYOR73
    One of hardest job ever, PARENTING!! emoticon
    898 days ago
  • CYWSMILEY
    We Never do All the right things. It is great we have the desire and willingness and do our best. Keep up the great job.
    898 days ago
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