Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Mothers and Daughters
I remember, not so long ago, being a teenage girl and not having a mother who listened to me. It seemed like we were always at odds. Her brain always seemed to be turned off to my ideas or she seemed to only be half listening.
Now that I'm a mother with a teenage daughter, I can see that even though it seemed as though my mother wasn't listening, she already knew what I was thinking.
I'm finding that I need to grow as a mother. I have to communicate to my kids that I'm listening to them even though I most likely know what they will say. My daughters need to feel as though I'm listening to them. They are individuals who are in command of their own lives. I'm not the owner. I'm only the mentor.