There was an incident at the mall today. While any busy consumer would have easily passed this family by, I wasn’t in a hurry today, so I witnessed the event play out.
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When the holiday season rolls around, I have found that many young families feel the pressure to “do the season right.” It begins with this ideal in your head. You imagine your children happily decorating a Christmas tree. You envision cheerful Christmas card photos. There are traditions to build, parties to attend, and pictures to take. However, any holiday that has a heavy emphasis on gifts and sugar can be a recipe for disaster, especially for families with young children.
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It’s easy to tell kids what to do. You could encourage them, force them, threaten them, bribe them…
However, well-behaved children do not necessarily guarantee growth into powerful, spirit-filled adults.
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I rarely see mothers who genuinely believe they are doing a great job at motherhood. Especially working mothers.
I cannot tell you how many nights I have lied down in pure exhaustion, while still feeling as if I had failed at least one of my children.
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