It is easier to build strong children than to fix broken men.
I think about this all the time and know it is true. We as mothers have the responsibility to raise happy, healthy and mentally sound children. I know my boys have hardships, they do not have a male role model to help them grow into men and to teach them how to be men, but, I do not want my boys to grow into adults living as adults trying to compensate for what they did not have as boys. I want them to live full adult lives. I know to some parents, they come first. It is easier for them to let the kids get away with this and that, to not make them do chores or have responsibilities or to teach them they have to take the consequences to their actions. BUT, by doing what is easier for the parent they are laying it on the child to have to fix all this crap when they are adults. The saying, ” easier to build strong children”, It does not mean easier for the parent. It means that child will not have to go through years of therapy trying to make right what their parents should have done right to begin with. I am by far not a perfect mother and I make mistakes and have taught my boys some things by doing one thing and saying another, but, I honestly feel that knowing, realizing and most off all CARING is the main and first step to correcting.