Every season of parenting has its challenges. I used to think, when my kids were toddlers and nearly Pre-Schoolers, that I would never see the end of that phase in our lives, with all its frustrations and difficulties. The Terrible Three's were no fun!!!! I now know that each season lasts for but a nan0second and one should relish the joys and enjoy the good things that each parenting season brings.
I was discussing my current challenge with a friend today. A challenge that relates to shaping the character of my children. My friend is a fount of common sense and wisdom. Her view gave me something that smoothed over my ruffled feathers and reminded me where my role as mother ends and the choices my children make begins.
How do you deal with issues of personal integrity, honesty and responsibility? How do you speak those truths into you children's lives so that their future choices are more positive?