Most parents raise their children with the belief they can accomplish anything. Some parents have conditions to this, to tell their children this is true “if” the following occur.
- They work hard to practice their talent
- They achieve benchmarks establishing their talent
However I have met and spoken with mom’s who have already defeated so to speak their child’s desire to be something that according to the mom their child doesn’t have talent in. This is another blog and another subject.
What I do believe is that it is our responsibility as mom’s to support all passions and all pursuits of greatness in our children whether or not we judge theM to “not have what it takes”, The way I do this is by showing my belief in them but not just saying I believe in them.
One practical example of this, is this. When my oldest daughter qualified for “honors chapel” this year for the first time in school it meant that she would receive a certificate of achievement for maintaining A grades. After the first ceremony I put her certificate in a frame immediately and we mounted it on the wall in her room. After the second quarter she received this certificate again, I did the same as the first only this time I went to the store and bought six more frames.
I then told both of my daughters I was preparing for each quarter in school for both of them to achieve these certificates. I also showed them both how we were going to display them all in a very specific place in a section of wall in their rooms.
Not only did I show my belief in them, I showed them my complete and utter knowledge that someday their wall would be full of these certificates. As we end this school year we are looking for my oldest daughters 4th headmasters lists certificate and my youngest knows next year she will begin her “collection”.
This is just one of the ways I show my belief in my girls.