Just recently, I used the “Hug It Out” technique with our girls. They are fighting so much that I have had it. ”You girls have to hug for 3 minutes. Without letting go.” After the punishment was over, everyone was happy again. I felt so proud of myself for having a solution. 🙂
I had a golden mom moment. A bad mom the next. Golden mom. Bad mom. Golden mom. Bad. But God is teaching me, with Him I’m never a bad mom. I might be having a bad moment… or three… or twenty. But a few bad moments does not define me.
The more time we have with our family the more time we have to be bad. And to be golden too. God’s grace is there to cover me either way. Teach me. And even in the middle of a bad moment, interrupt me, redirect me, and change me. Isn’t that exactly what we try and do with our kids? Lovingly interrupt and redirect. Forgiveness is there. Love is there. A second chance for this minute… this interaction with one of the kids… this temper that started to flare… Love is there. How many times have you needed a reminder like that? I’ll bet you could have used it yesterday. I’ll bet you needed it today… and will need it again tomorrow. We want to come along side you.
Each of us is going through some of the very same things at the same time. You and I are a part of that “village” that it takes. Want to learn more? Check out Ask the Experts tab on the Spirit 105.9 website. You’ll find great parenting blogs, articles and great resources! The parenting resources on Ask The Experts is provided by The Timothy Center…a unique Biblical Christian counseling center in Austin.
And… You are a golden mom. Know this truth.