We Were All Children Once

Raising kids can be quite a struggle. No matter how much we love our children, there are just certain things that they do that can make us feel frustrated and angry. Often we find it hard to understand why they do such things. Fortunately today in a post titled, “Parenting with Compassion,” I learned something that I believe will greatly help me deal with this issue.

The post made me realize that understanding our children and their ways can be easier if we take some time to remember what it was like when we were their age. We just might make a sense of all the things our children do that we call “senseless” now by taking a look at our own experiences as a child–our own mistakes, our own struggles. In other words, we might be able to empathize with our children more if we bear in mind that we were children once too.