Tag Archives: Children

LOVE HURTS…some of the time

  Someone very close to me said some things to me recently that shocked me to my very core – I felt like I had been hit in the solar plexus. For a day and a half, I was left … Continue reading

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MOTHER’S GUILT…

“Behind every great kid is a MOM who’s pretty sure she’s screwing it all up” – Author unknown This quote just about sums up my feelings as a mother. Or at least it used too! From the time our eldest … Continue reading

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ARE YOU IN BONDAGE TO YOUR CHILDREN?

A friend and I were bemoaning the fact the other day that sometimes our children are not truly appreciative of all that they have, that they take so much for granted and often want more. I said that it was … Continue reading

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‘I WANT THEM TO BE HAPPY’

I have a friend who is a narrative therapist. I met her when my children were still very young and over the years I have phoned her up and cried “HELP!” On one particular day she listened to me ramble … Continue reading

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HOW QUICKLY WE FORGET…

(Please note: names have been changed to toddler and child and children to protect their identities!!) This morning I came across a journal entry that I had written more than a decade ago. I had written about a week in … Continue reading

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THE THREE GREATEST GIFTS YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CHILD

The greatest gift you can give your child is a knowledge of God. There is no greater gift. In order to be able to give this gift to your child you, yourself, must first have a relationship with the living … Continue reading

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THE HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING A MOTHER

One of the hardest things for me as a mother is the fact that I sometimes struggle to not allow my children’s attitudes to rob me of my own joy of living. Their times of moodiness, their fighting, their lack of showing … Continue reading

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