I only took two semesters of childhood psychology so I am clearly no expert! But it does not take an expert to know that who we are as adults stems from our childhood experiences.
I grew up with absolutely no positive affirmations. I constantly heard things like “you’re not good enough”, “you’re not pretty enough”, “you’re not smart enough.” Adults are practically God in the eyes of a child and when a child hears words such as the ones listed, they will eventually believe it.
During my teenage years, I would lock myself in my room and cry for hours while telling myself that I am worthless. I had absolutely no reason to feel that way, but the words I heard as a child constantly played in my head. However, after seeking support and working hard to change, I was able to let go of the past.
“Everybody’s got a past. The past does not equal the future unless you live there.” – Tony Robbins
I firmly believe that my children came early into my life for a reason. They have brought me a new sense of purpose and hope that I truly am very grateful for. As most mothers who have gone through hardships, I do not want my children to go through the same thing and believe the same lies I once believed. Before we leave the house in the morning, the kids and I yell these words:
“I am awesome! I am strong! I am smart! I am a child of God!”
It is my biggest wish that my children see their value. Every single human being on this planet has a purpose but not all of us see it. I encourage you to always let your children know the incredible value they have! It is so important to let them know early that they too are awesome and strong. And I hope you know how amazing you are <3.
a loving mama