Friday, January 31, 2014

Be Careful with Tender Hearts, Mama

"Every time I came down hard on my daughter, I justified my behavior by telling myself I was doing it to help her—help her become more responsible, capable, efficient, and prepare for the real world.

I told myself I was building her up.

But in reality, I was tearing her down.

Read the rest of "The Bully Too Close to Home" here.

Yes, yes, yes, and yes!!! These are very wise words from a mother who cared enough to make changes. If you are the hardened mother and refuse to change, do not wonder why your child prefers to be with their friends' mothers and does not want to emulate you when she is grown. There is a better way to raise a child without damaging their heart. Make changes now, or harvest the bitter tears of regret later.