We've been given the awesome responsibility of shaping and forming the minds of our children. Our role as moms impacts our children spiritually, mentally and physically and prepares them for the future.
It is truly a tremendous God-given opportunity to impact the next generation. However, we weren't meant to do this on our own. So if you're feeling overwhelmed and concerned about if you're doing a good job at it, here are a few tips you can use to help you instill invaluable lessons in your children's lives.
How is your spiritual connection with the Source?
Everything comes from the spiritual, from the unseen realm and therefore we must start there in order to have a solid foundation, not only for ourselves but for our children as well. Your strong spiritual connection lays the foundation for a future that's filled with hope and trust in the Great Universal Spirit. Miss or neglect this part and you find yourself feeling empty and lost.
As we teach our children by example the importance of their inner connection with God, they'll develop a strong inner strength as they build their lives on a rock instead of on the instability of sand.
Programming the subconscious mind
The subconscious mind is like a garden; whatever you sow in it will grow and produce fruit which in turn will produce more seeds after its kind. Whatever is programmed in the subconscious mind of our children will eventually grow and produce results according to the internal programming.
And out of that programming more thought seeds will come out of that which will also grow and produce more of the same. Become conscious of what you're repeatedly saying to your children as this becomes a part of who they are and who they choose to believe they are.
Believe in them until they believe in themselves
Children believe what we say about them. We must first believe in them so they will continue to believe in themselves. The words we say to them will continue to ring in their memories and when they encounter a difficult situation these words would echo loudly in their ears.
What would they remember you saying to them? Was it positive? Were they words of encouragement, words that says, "You can do anything and succeed at it?" Or would they hear you saying that life is so tough, it'd been a miracle that you ever made anything of yourself?
Show them unconditional love
Our children do not always do the things we want them to do. At times they act in ways that we disapprove of but despite this we need to show them unconditional love - love that says, "I love you in spite of, not because of."
We don't withdraw our love because they didn't do as they were told. Yes, we may get upset and become disappointed but we can still open our arms and say, "I didn't like what you did but I'll always love you." Teach them the right way, instruct them in the path they should take but never punish them by withdrawing your love. Because as this is done, they'll think that love is conditional, which is not true.
We have the wisdom of God to help us raise our children. We're not alone. Whatever we need is already available for us each day so we can give our children a good start in life.