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!!