If we want strong, independent and compassionate children, then we have to live that story ourselves. “Children do what we do, not what we say.” Ain’t that the truth?
And it’s often an even harsher truth to hear that our children also learn their sense of worth and place in the world from observing our own sense of worth. Harsh, but true.
I realised very early on in my mamahood journey that there were some deep-seated belief systems that I needed to heal before I inadvertently handed them down to my daughter.
And so this journey began.
The only thing we can do as mamas is to ensure we clear up our own heads and hearts so we can lead them to do the same. That’s our only job.
Which is why I absolutely loved my latest article and reflection on her own journey of stepping up into herself – her real self – by Patti Williams. With each word, I nodded and smiled. ‘Yes!’ I thought. This is what Happy Mama is all about.