Professions for Peace
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Thank you for the wonderful reminders, Gina!
Thanks so much Russ, and you get to continue with sharing your wise parenting skills now in the role of a grandparent ~ how wonderful!
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Thank you so much 😀
Such wise sayings. But such a hard job raising a child. Especially as parents are imperfect and we’re always beating ourselves up, lowering our own esteem, about what we should have could have done better.
It is a very hard job, and we are imperfect. This is exactly why I encourage reaching out to learn from and be encouraged by role models who have more experience. Your excellent comment also reminds me of this review of author Sarah Redcliffe’s book ‘Raising Kids Without Raising Your Voice’: “She helps parents cope with the most challenging aspect of childrearing: their own feelings of helplessness, anxiety and stress”. Yes raising children might be the hardest job in the world. It’s certainly the most important one! Thanks for commenting 🙂 Gina
Brilliant Gina, love the second one best, so true, that works. 😀
Hi Ute! Yes I love that one too… so true, that to have positive children, let’s be positive parents! 😀 I fully believe in the power of role modeling. Thanks dear heart. xo Gina
It’s easier to build a strong child than repair a broken adult.
WOW! This quote has uncanny timing for me. So true and this is something I need to work on with my children. They won’t be broken, but I don’t want them to have the issues I have. THANK YOU!
I love when that happens! When we come upon a quote that really resonates for us, and just at the perfect time too. That particular quote REALLY speaks to me too, and is what these posts on parenting lately revolve around for me. These posts are actually my way of responding to school shootings and other atrocities… to see what we all can do to start right at the basics = in every child a healthy self esteem and strong sense of kindness and empathy. I really appreciate your wonderful comment 🙂 Thank You!
I love these…
Me too! Thanks so much for sharing a comment Bulldog 🙂 Gina
These should be engraved on plaques and handed to parents as they walk out of the hospital with their new baby.
I whole-heartedly agree! Plaques ideally, but even as pamphlets everywhere in maternity wards! Thanks ShareChair 🙂 Cheers!
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