Maya Angelou wisely said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This statement has so much insight. This thought is a sensible affirmation to apply in parenthood.
What if we were intentional about how we make our children feel? Maya Angelou said that we forget what people say and what they do. I want to suggest that with our children- what we say and do will influence how they feel!
How do we want our children to feel? Valued, respected, confident, strong, loved, positive, kind, helpful, and supported. However it is you want your child to feel, your words and actions need to be aligned. It sounds common-sense, but it’s not always easy in the heat of the moment. Let’s be intentional on what we say and do with our children. To be aware and give attention to how we make our children feel will have positive effects.
Let it be said, I do believe there are plenty of variables that impact your child’s behavior and how they feel that have nothing to do with you. But for the long term, we can take some responsibility.
My Family Will Never Forget How My Grandmother Made Them Feel
Several years ago, I spoke at my grandmother’s, my Momo’s funeral. She was a simple woman. A woman that we all loved and respected. She is the mother of 10 children and grandmother … Read the rest