Be your child’s biggest fan
May is one of the most hectic months of the year, especially if you have kids. Recitals, concerts, excursions, field trips; everything seems to be happening at once. The kids need to bring an extra snack, the bicycle has to be at school, they have to bring their instrument to rehearse for the school graduation.
Life seems to be rushing by at the speed of light and there’s little time to accomplish anything else besides attending those concerts, recitals and soccer games. Like writing blog posts for instance. But then again, isn’t that what life is all about? Attending those concerts, recitals and soccer games, I mean? The joy and pride that is in the eyes of a child that has accomplished something that she might not have thought possible at first, is priceless. Nothing beats that. The sky is the limit. Everything is possible.
Parents need to be their children’s’ biggest fans. We need to encourage them and cheer them on every step of the way. They need to know that they are unique and special. They need to know that they can accomplish anything that they truly decide upon.
Don’t sugarcoat it. Don’t make it sound easy. Tell them that it’s probably going to be difficult. Tell them that there will be times when they just want to quit. But also tell them that with persistence and effort they will make it all the way. They will succeed. And that you’ll be there every step along the way if they need you.
Because you’re their biggest fan. Their number one supporter. And you’ll always be.