“The key to motivating any person is by meeting that person’s deepest need.”
The above quote is from Dr. Eggerich’s book Love and Respect, which I read last month and learned so much from. Although it is a marriage book, I pondered long and hard on what it means in the realm of child-rearing.
I’m going to be totally honest with you here. People often come up to me and tell me how great my kids are and how amazing I am for raising 5 children. They think I’m some kind of super mom. But really, I have some serious shortcomings when it comes to mothering. Ones that perhaps no one but my children see.
I love my children just like every mother does, and I want the best for them.
But my own faults have often gotten in the way of the very goals I have in mothering them.
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