Have a blessed day.My husband and I just found out we’re expecting our first child. I’m going to come back later and read this again.

She would never rave over our looks only give us that same old adage each time we asked how we looked…it prevented us from being too concerned with how we looked as well. Thank God they are all Mothers today and they remember all these lessons very well…This relates back to yesterday’s post, but I found the Uncle Seamus story very similar to my final thoughts after a lot of temptation to seek approval on Mother’s Day. 38) Never ever let someone else’s opinion about you affect what you think of yourself. Being a parent is hard intense work, but well worth the journey. And even though the clichés may encourage some of them and may look cute on a poster, they will most likely fall flat on young ears. I speak with respect.

Thank you for helping me make a ‘short’ list. She would buy us each a cherry Coke from the soda fountain. Look forward to subscribing to your blog. I would also add: stay in community with other Christians. That there is one somebody willing to walk with us in the hard stuff.This is so good Emily. Now check your email to confirm your subscription.There was an error submitting your subscription.

Remind her that your faith is your own and so is hers.When I was in high school and would have a problem I was trying to work through, my dad would listen and offer advice, but he would often end our talks with this statement: “You know where to go.” He never freaked out, never tried to push me into a decision. Thank you for your insight and for your obvious love for teenage girls. It was wonderful to read your list, and I thank you for the thoughtfulness you put into it.this is so. Thank you for putting it so eloquently – as usual! Going to share this with a friend who has a 20 year old daughter but sadly their relationship is so strained. My words have power. Despite support from family, and school friends; teenagers often feel down and lonely and generally not too good about themselves. Powerful girls feel good about themselves and grow up with a “can-do’ attitude.Obviously strong girls (like anyone) will have times of insecurity and self-doubt, but these feelings aren’t paralyzing because they’ve learned to work through problems. It is important for parents to encourage their daughters to make them now they are never alone. Daughters can leave with fear of disappointing their parents, hence hindering them from scaling higher heights. I know I am taking this to heart.Four nights. – But I think I will add to that, “Ah, me Father is so very fond of me.” It just makes me feel like I got a hug from my Heavenly Daddy. More patience. To be able to speak these things into her life would be wonderful. The primary way to do that is think positively. It took so much praying to remind myself that I do not need her approval. Your daughters are mighty blessed to have you, you know that?Such encouraging words to a mom with three daughters. I don’t have kids yet, but can imagine this is exactly how I want to raise my daughter. It is hard to find good material for teenagers that is not just fluff, but gets to the root of what is going on in their heart, uncovering the idols and giving them grace. How very true and inspiring – and I have three sons! Then give me the money to ride the bus to downtown. So, even if she’s not crying; go lift your daughter’s spirits and boost her morale. God is so Wonderful to use His people. It’s easier to tell my kids a bunch of things that are true than it is to live as though I believe those things are true.And he responded, “Yes, lad. We try to be a better friend etc. Sometimes the one thing our girls need to hear us say is nothing at all. I am responsible for the words I speak. Every single one of these is gold. I’ve got an arsenal of wise, witty, and wonderful quotes to help me inspire, motivate, and uplift them. Navigating the teen (and tween!) We are so very different.