Monday, November 19, 2012

Chronicles of a Babywise Mom: Quotable Monday: All About Life

Chronicles of a Babywise Mom: Quotable Monday: All About Life

I have never "linked up" with another blogger before, but I thought this would be fun! Valerie Plowman, over at Chronicles has started a new Monday tradition, called "quoteable Mondays" where you post a quote that you like and why. Ive been a long time follower of her blog - and will continue to be - as long as I have children in my home.

My quote is one from a book that my Mother In Law gave me when precious Anslee came along. Its called 101 Ways to be a Great Mom.

The book quotes Lady Bird Johnson saying this:

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them."

Sometimes the most simple reminders can make the biggest difference. Its easy to know that you should speak positives truths to your child, continuously encourage them, and remind them of how proud you are of them. For some reason, its not quite as easy to remember to do. You know you are proud of your kiddo - so shouldn't they just know? A whole day can come and go without any uplifting words being said much easier than you would think.

I know during potty training, this was easy for me to remember to do. I was consumed with making certain, all day long, that Anslee knew I was proud of her accomplishments. After the potty training days were over, and the days of making such a big deal of her successes were not necessary for her meeting a specific goal - our level of excitement plumeted.

I want for my girls to know that I am excited with them with the big accomplishments (potty training) and the small (picking up the toys unprompted). I hope that each day I make it clear to them how much I believe in them - and that they are able, in all they do.

"But encourage one another daily, as long as it called Today, so that none of you are may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness." -Hebrews 3:13

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