When I was a kid, I was sure that my mom had eyes in the back of her head. She just knew what my sisters and I were up to. There was no hiding anything from her. How did she always know? It boggled me.
Now that I’m a mom to three, I realize that having eyes in the back of my head is a secret mama super power. After all the moments we spend with our children, we get to know them well!
But I’ve got to let you in on a secret. Our children know us, too. In fact, they can see right through us.
Go ahead and try to hide your mess ups. You can try to cover up your mistakes, but you won’t fool them.
So let’s take responsibility for our actions and be the first to admit, “Oops! I messed up. I got that all wrong.” “I shouldn’t have shouted. I didn’t have the whole story. Forgive me for jumping to conclusions.” Let them see us humble ourselves to make amends, to right wrongs, and to become a better version of ourselves. If we model it in real time, they will follow our example.
In this Renewed Mama Podcast episode, I share two ways that you can be real, honest, and transparent with your children.
Would you share in the comments below how this episode helped you? Would you say that you are being real, honest, and transparent with your children? Record a testimony or a question by sending a voice message using the recording feature found one the main page of speaklifebadges.com. I’d love to hear from you.
I bless you, Mama to stay renewed in your thoughts, in the words you say, and in control of how you respond! 💖
I encourage you to stay humble and to quickly apologize when you need to.