Since my oldest son was two I've been telling him who he is. Shortly after, I started sharing these affirmations with his slightly younger brother as well. We call it "doing their truths", and we do it every morning. We are intentional about that.
My youngest son has been quite a trooper. Near the top of this year, we realized what I had already suspected. . . that he was on the Autism spectrum. It's a journey that has brought many changes. Changes are not easy on little kids, especially those with sensory differences. Truth be told, sometimes changes can be too much for even adults, sensory issues or not. Read more about how this little guy can give us all a lesson on adapting to change like a champ.
Parenting small kids often makes you feel like you're talking to a brick wall. Thankfully, some bright moments shine through the mom-fog to remind you that the repetition does, in fact, make a difference. I experienced one of these moments the other day.
Our little fellas run around in circles laughing at each other for no reason at all. It is very evident that they are kids. There are a few things that I do want to instill in them early, by teaching them now and reminding them often. One of those lessons, one of the biggest ones, is for them to know unquestionably that they are loved.
One of the cool things about having kids is witnessing the magic of a personality being developed and defined. Before they are even able to speak well, the can (and do) make clear what they prefer. It's cool to watch. Helping my boys be expressive in their clothing is one way I like to encourage them to be themselves. ⬆️CLICK PIC TO READ MORE⬆️