“If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again”

by Diane Loomans

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d build self esteem first, and the house later.
I’d fingerpaint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging and less tugging.
I’d see the oak tree in the acorn more often.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I’d model less about the love of power,
And more about the power of love.

inspirational words from https://teachwithjoy.com/2011/06/if-i-had-my-child-to-raise-again/

I stumbled upon this site on Facebook when I was checking for another link + browsing through my friends’ pages. It was really inspirational for new mothers like me. I say new since I’ve only been on the job for barely two years + I have yet a lot to learn. I discover so many things every single day, I learn a little about how my beautiful son’s personality is unfolding each day + I am learning how to become a mum in the process, too.

I guess what is challenging + scary at the same time about being a mother is that you were given the role to impact someone’s life in a very profound way + it will be up to you how this special creation will prosper + bloom in his own time + make his mark in this world. Much like any other things in life, you were only given one shot, no retries + strictly no rewinds, in short, you cannot afford to screw up! Of course, we all wanted to be the better mums compared to the rest of the pack,  if we can all have our way, but I guess, the trick really is to be the best mum we can ever be to our children, to give motherhood a shot, the best way we know how! + the best way I know how to do it is to love my son first + foremost..

Note to self:

There is no second chances at parenting my child, so I will shower him with love + understanding as much as I can + have fun doing it!

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