Found this when backing up some files….I had been playing around with a chalkboard on my iPad. I think it definitely says it all!
Give yourself permission to feel….to let your kids know that you hurt. It helps them understand that life can be hard some times…..it gives us the opportunity to share with them that even though we hurt right now….that we are working towards health….towards getting better.
It gives our children the opportunity to see that we think enough of them to let our guard down a bit….it let’s us share our feelings with our kids. It gives us time to bond….for them to see that emotions are important to all of us…and that it is okay to have emotion.
We teach our children by example….as much as by word. And…our kids are watching and seeing more than we can imagine.