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Saturday, January 24, 2015

BE GOOD TO YOUR CHILDREN

THEY ONLY GET ONE CHILDHOOD.

We grow up, unwillingly, in the world our parents provide for us. Whether it's in the Southside of Chicago, Beverly Hills, or Seattle, we have no choice. Our life is in our parents hands. Our happiness is in their control. What we wear, from the shoes on our feet to the shirt on our back--they buy or don't buy for us. Our self confidence or lack thereof is for the most part, in the hands and more literally, the mouth of our parents. Did we, as your children, do a good job today or did we fail you? Am I pretty or am I fat? Do you show your love or is it just something you say to make me feel guilty for being a burden on your life, your finances, your freedom?

How can I love myself if you don't love me? 

How can I know my self worth if you don't teach me?

I suppose our genetics falls into play on how we cope with the cards we are dealt. Some turn to drugs and alcohol, others possibly self mutilation, and then there's the few who are true survivors . They come out on top seemingly untouched and unscathed.  Whatever the facade we've learned to put on, we will always be our parents children. We will always remember the good, the bad and the ugly...or like me, maybe we'll block most of it out.


YOU'RE CHILDREN ARE PRECIOUS.
Love them.
Guide them.
Nurture their talents.
Feed their curiosity.
Allow them to explore the world.
Assure them that they are
amazing and exceptional.
Teach them how to be,
so they face the world with confidence,
an open heart,
insurmountable strength and courage.
May you lead the way so well that they never question themselves by looking back.

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