I don't know about you but the one major thing that scares me most about parenting is how we (my hubby and I) are going to raise our children. I'm always thinking, "What if we do something wrong? What if we forget something? What if they grow up to be brats?" I want them to be loving, treat others how you want to be treated, social butterflies. I know there will be times when they throw a tantrum at the store because they don't get a toy they want & it will happen more than once. I'm hoping that when those times come, I will know what to do and what to say.
My parents were awesome and raised my sister and I perfectly. They were so loving and showed us that every. single. day. But also knew when to be firm and get their point across. I remember when I was in school and would see someone sitting by themselves at lunch, I would ask them to come sit with me and my friends because I felt awful that they didn't have someone to talk to. I hope Keigan does the same. I hope she sticks up for herself and others when she sees someone being bullied. I want her to have a big and open heart and never judge anyone. I want her to be a free spirit and be the best friend anyone could have. I want her to always be open and try new things. And I hope Dave and I will be able to teach her all of that.
I have been thinking a lot about this lately. I don't know if it's because she is getting older and we can start teaching her between right and wrong or if it's because I want to be prepared and have a plan for when that time comes when she does throw a fit in the store. Either way, it's making me nervous. I hope it comes naturally and we will just know what to do when that time comes. Parenting has such a big role on who your children grow up to be and how they develop through the years. I don't want to make a mistake. I want to be the best parent I can be. I want Keigan to be proud to call us her parents.
Anyone else feeling this way?! Are there any books I can read up on that have good parenting strategies and tips?
& I will leave you with this adorable little bumblebee! :)