Very emotive and exciting discussion this evening on the parenting webinar.
We established that God is the one who made us stewards for these children, we can go back to Him for help, counsel and guidance.
For most of us first generation migrant parents, the environment and cultural expectations can be challenging.
Strategies shared to manage expectations:
⁃ Prayer : Dedicate a day/ time to fast and pray for your children.
⁃ Communicate clearly your expectations and reasons for them with your children.
⁃ Be bold and honest with your community/ network about your position as a mother.
⁃ Don’t sacrifice your children for the community.
⁃ Love your children even in moments of failed or unmet expectations.
“Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best for others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up.”
1 Corinthians 13:7