It became clear to me again this week how exceptional my children are.
Both of them are thriving in the world.
Even though they are still young they are truly carving out there own unique paths.
I am so happy for them.
But somehow in our society this isn’t a completely acceptable thing to say.
Maybe it sounds like bragging?
Like I am tooting my own horn and saying what a great parenting job I have done?
But really I have to say my children are blowing my mind.
They are gorgeous, smart, independent and I love the choices they make in the world.
And this is no accident.
There is one purposeful thing I can credit for my children’s unbelievable greatness and that is the fact I’ve always believed they are great.
I made a decision right at the beginning of my parenting journey to believe my children were exceptional.
That they would never have to prove they were exceptional but instead they would just be recognized for the innately exceptional beings they are.
This is not say I have loved all of their behaviors all the time, this is just to say I don’t believe children need to exhibit any specific behaviors, be a prodigy or be anything we think they should be in order for them to be recognized as amazing.
I have always believed my children are exceptional hence they are.
What do you think? Can this work?
It might even work if we tried this on ourselves, too.
Author: Ruth Lera
Editor: Khara-Jade Warren
Image: Public Domain