Hitting The Mark Of Good Parenting
The Greek word hamartia (ἁμαρτία) is usually translated as sin in the … or “to miss the target” which was also used in Old English archery. … The original word for sin simply means to be unaware, or unmindful, of the life you are.
I was walking on the beach some years ago when a lady came up and stated, “You know there is someone behind you watching every move you make.” I was a bit startled and the sun was brilliantly shining down so I squinted and looked behind. Sure enough there was this adorable little girl imitating my walk, my gestures, my movements. I gazed down and smiled at my daughter only three years old at the time not realizing how significant this stranger’s message was.
Now, years later with two grown children, I watch as they go out into the world trying to be brave and strong. I admit it is hard for me to look at them as adults wondering where the years went. As I see them stumble, fall, and get up again, I see myself in their
I have made so many mistakes or have sinned – which to me- implies only that I was unaware and missed the mark. If I am damned to a life of torment and hell, it is in relation to seeing what my mistakes have influenced by children.
TEN Ugly Realities about Parenting
What we do as young parents does influence our children’s adult lives.
- Adult kids fight to be completely opposite of their parents. It doesn’t work!
- No babies come with directions.
- Each child is completely unique from their siblings.
- Child learn by watching not by listening.
- Children fell the same as adults but cannot process information as adults.
- Some traits are inherited….perhaps from previous lives.
- Sad to say, they come predestined with lessons to learn and challenges to meet and there isn’t much we can do to deter them from their path.
- It is said that they choose us, not the other way around. (I use that one all of the time when they are upset at me.)
- Love is the only healer.
Most importantly, remember that sin is only missing the mark, failing to understand due to ignorance not evil. We can always do better, be better and most importantly, children are quite forgiving. They love their parents even when they should logically trade us in for better ones; they don’t.
Most importantly, it’s never too late to get it right.
Love and Light,
About The Author
April Kirkwood, LPC is a vetted therapist, published author, and TedX speaker providing innovative methods untiling Eastern and Western practices with researched based counseling theories. Her one of a kind content is creating a movement that wakes up others from their drab sleep state to a new awareness and vitality for seeing their story with joy and gratitude. She is an advocate for others who have been affected by early childhood exposing its effect on adult romance. Her philosophy and treatment is a refreshing blend identifying the mind, soul, and body connection through practices of awareness, awakening and play therapy. Her podcast, The April Kirkwood Show ‘Soulfully Yours’, is on Stitcher, Itunes, and SoundCloud, and Buzzsprout debuts July 2019. The inspirational handbook, The Guide to Living in the Now can be purchased at www.AYRIAL.com. Her memoir, Working My Way Back To Me, is an inspirational tale that sheds light on universal struggles involving love, sexuality, addiction, and mental health. April’s reckoning with an emotionally destructive relationship that harkens to her early childhood, and the women pushing and pulling behind her gives insight to others about their lives. It is a story in which April refuses to see herself as a victim but instead tries to summon the courage and resilience to reinvent herself. She works with TedX and her topic, The Brutal Reality of Believing Your Own Fake News shares how to break free from the lies we tell ourselves that create lives of that are unfulfilling.