Raising Children Essay, Research Paper
When I gave birth to my children I thought I had gone through the
toughest part of having children. When anyone talks about having children, they
always talk about the pain of childbirth. What they failed to mention is how hard
it is to raise them correctly. Not everyone has the same methods on raising
children, so finding the perfect way to raise them is almost impossible. What they
also forgot to mention is that raising children is harder, tougher, and extremely
more complicated than childbirth could ever imagine. My method of raising my
children may seem strange to some people, but for me it works. These steps are
not all that it will take to raise my children, after all my children are still young.
There will be many more steps along the road of life. But for now this is the
best way I know how.
The first step I use in raising my children is to make sure they know how
much I love them. I grew up not really believing that I was loved, so as an adult I
promised my children, and myself that they would never wonder. My children will
always know that they are loved, and to make sure of that, I tell them every day.
I also try to show them how much I love them in my actions.
My next step is to try to make sure that I provide everything they need to
survive in life. Not only the material things, but also the emotional support that
they might need to make themselves feel loved and safe in the world around
them. I have tried to show them that I would do, say, or give up anything and
everything for their safety and well being. No matter what happens in life, I want
them to know that they can come to me with anything and I will still be there for
Trust is another step in raising my children. I want my children to be able
to trust me as much as I will trust them. Without trust you can t go far in any
relationship. That includes the relationship between parents and children. My
hope is that by always talking with them about honesty and trust, they will remain
honest to themselves and to the people around them. With trust no matter how
hard you try; sometimes it can be broken. Forgiveness is part of trust, and there
is nothing my children can do that I wouldn t forgive them for. I want my children
to always know that my love for them is stronger than life itself.
Now I know that these steps are not all the steps that it will take to raise
my children properly. I won t know all the difficulties in raising till my children get
older. All my children are under 10 so I have a lot to learn on raising children.
My plan is to make sure that no matter what happens in life, that they are loved,
cared for, provided for, and will always be the most important people in my life. I
will do my best raising them by showing them what is right and what is wrong. I
will support them in their decisions, and I will trust them to make the best
decisions for them. My hope is that I will raise my children in a way that
they can make a good and happy life for themselves. My way may not be the
best way, but it is the only way I know how.