A child is not here for our benefit

A child is not here for our benefit

Some have it wrong. A child is not here for our benefit. The worst thing a parent can do is use a child to fulfill them where they lack fulfillment in themselves. Yes, a child is a “gift”, something to hold and cherish, but is not something we own or possess. A child is entrusted to us, they are not ours. Our purpose as a parent is to empower each child to become confident and secure in themselves, to discover what they desire and wish to experience in the world, and ultimately their purpose. It is our job to show them everything they truly need is within, not based on something outside of themselves… to guide, encourage, incent, lead, teach, inspire and love unconditionally…

Kahlil Gibran said “Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for its self. They come through you but not from you”.

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