Being a mom is a BIG responsibility
teaching and coaching, two champions-to-be
I think about the things I say
My words impact them in very big ways.
Explaining words to my little ones
Is giving respect for their hard work done.
Respect comes back in great return
After I burn
Rules and tools into their routine
breaking them out of incessant mean.
Talking to kids like they understand
Is very important and lends them a hand.
It makes them believe that they have the power
To make great choices, they don’t have to cower.
I don’t just say quiet, stop, no, don’t touch
Without saying why, or they won’t care as much.
They are little people with brand new egos
They crave learning and need-to-knows
We can’t let them think that they’re in control
No, that’s not what I’m saying, that is OUR role
What I am trying so hard to express
Is that we need to take away their duress.
When we take the time to explain
It gives them more power to retain.
Yesterday I understood
that my daughter wasn’t doing good
She was in a terrible mood
And “getting in trouble” was her attitude.
She kept saying sorry, but doing again
The thing that she was in trouble for, my friend.
Then I realized what didn’t belong
She was saying sorry and was using it wrong!
I needed to break down that tool
And teach her a new important rule.
The purpose of Sorry and what it means.
It’s not just an empty word that you say
When you’ve hurt someone, so you can still play.
It’s a powerful, mighty tool in your belt.
That when it is said, mending is felt.
You say it with infinite-forever feel.
Saying it means that you have the power to heal!
And you will NEVER do the thing that you did
That hurt someone. You have the strength to rid
The actions, words or attitude
You really hurt that little dude
You made him feel so very bad,
you were so rude, you made him sad.
So now you say sorry, and it tells someone
That I understand that wrong that was done.
I’m looking in your eyes, so you know it’s true
It was wrong and I am telling you
That thing I did, or said, or felt
I’ll never do again, my hand is dealt.
Sorry is not a simple word,
It’s one of the most powerful you have ever heard.
So don’t just toss it out so casually,
Make it a change that will always be.
Sorry is used to fix what’s wrong
Never make that mistake again as long
As you are here, cause you have learned
That mistakes are made, but this has burned
A new understanding inside your head
And once it’s learned and once it’s read
You can never un-learn this powerful tool.
It’s the most important forgive-me rule.
Use sorry less, keep it safe and so strong
And when you do, you then belong
To a group of champions that are better in life
That want to heal hurt and take away strife.
You’ll never treat sorry like that again
You’ll hold sorry close, like a forever friend.
2 Corinthians 7:9-10
9 As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.
10 For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
Teaching our children about how powerful the word sorry is important because we are building a strong path towards the acceptance of Salvation! WOOOHOOO!
Whenever we need God, He is there. He is the most important one to say “I’m Sorry” to. Saying you’re sorry to God is the first step towards Salvation. The next step is acceptance. If you have not received Salvation and you want to here is a prayer that you can say right now.
Say this prayer so full of love
Speak to God, the Lord above!
“Forgive me Father for what I’ve done.
I love you God, the battle is won!
I surrender my life and my heart to you.
Please use everything I say and do!
I’ll live each day to further your nation.
Thank you, God, for my salvation!
I know my life is now brand new
Thank you, God, for all you do!
– that was taken from my poem The Beach.
Here is a picture book about the word Sorry.
And here is an big-kid book for those that struggle with this word in grown-up years.
Excellant. I love this. We have such a huge responsibility to teach our children. Touches my heart that you take the time to break down words into meaning
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Thanks so much. I can see the difference in them when I explain the details. They feel so much more confident and WAY less defiant. They are better equipped with understanding why…not just no.
I completely agree. Why not TEACH them what we are trying to say. I never told my daughter” Go tell your friend you are sorry” with out talking it completely through. Was she sorry? Did she feel remorse? Did it feel right to do? How did the entire situation unfold? We are talkers and still at 21 we talk through things and I’ve heard her talk to her friends and explain things in such a heart felt beautiful way. Her friends feel understood and heard because she always felt heard.
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I’m so thankful you shared. I pray that my daughter and I have the same relationship when she is that age. My daughter has such an awesome heart for the Lord, she is going to do really great things. Communication is such a powerful tool that can equip us to be champions!
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