How Our Attitude Can Affect Our Children

 

Have you ever had a mommy outburst and felt so guilty for it afterwards?

I can tell you that I have. And you know what it does? It actually seems to make things worse. Not only do I feel downright awful when I’ve had an outburst, but it actually seems to make my kids act even more difficult.

Why is that? Why can’t they just see that mommy is having one of those days where I need them to be really good and go easy on me?

Having an occasional outbursts are totally fine. The key is here is determining when our attitudes are affecting our behaviors or are influencing the behavior of our kids.

Here are a couple of considerations to think about:

Creating an Atmosphere of Love

What if I told you that you have the power to make your day, your home, and your kids happy? No pressure or anything.

But, have you ever heard the saying that the mom is the glue that holds the family together, or that the mom is “the heart” of the family?

Every family is different, of course, but there’s a special calling that mom’s have to be that heart of the family. It’s a special ministry that God has ordained for moms and it’s such an honor to have that responsibility. But it also a great responsibility.

I want to share something really amazing with you that will give you some insight as to why your attitude affects not just your kids, but also the very atmosphere of peace at home. It’s pretty fascinating.

Showing Love is Sharing God

This is such an incredible piece of evidence for the effects that our emotions have on everything and everyone around us. But, when you look at this from a Christian perspective it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Remember what we’re told about love in the Bible:

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” – John 4:7-8

When we are showing love towards others, we are, in essence, sharing God’s love with them. God is the bringer of life, love, and light. Even His creation sings praises for His Glory.

 

Love is Patient, Love is Kind. But Give Yourself Grace

As moms, the well-being of our families is very important to us. By practicing a biblical love that is patient and kind, we can give our children a gift that not only will affect their immediate moods, but could potentially affect their longevity. But remember, are not perfect. God is perfect. And even when we do mess up, there is always forgiveness. So give yourself some grace here as God has. Grow in grace and pray that God will give you a love and patience for your children that will stand the test of trials and will bless your family in a mighty way.

 

Custom Artwork: You Are Loved (for Daughter)

Here's an affirmation for you today: You are loved for the "Beautiful Girl' you are, "Amazing Woman" you will become, and "Precious Daughter" you will always be. This makes a great birthday or anytime gift!

Read last week's Mommy Moments: Things to Reflect When You’re Overwhelmed By Motherhood


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