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- Friday-Learning to love a child I don’t like On the topic of raising teenagers, Mark Twain advised, “When a boy turns 13, put him in a barrel and feed him through a knot hole. When he turns 16, plug up the hole.” I remember the moment that I thought, “My child has changed. I don’t know who she is anymore. This is not who I raised. Where is my sweet girl?” I had this turn of events for both of my children. I wondered where the easy times had gone…. Maybe it is puberty. Maybe it is other factors. However, this seems to be the case with many parents. They notice a distinct time or incident when their child made the transition from wanting to please to being disrespectful, nonchalant, independent, and ungrateful, selfish, and back to terrible twos but in a bigger body. I’ve had doors slammed, my car seat damaged, I’ve been yelled at, I’ve had to hear under the breath disrespectful remarks, I’ve had runaway situations, I’ve had silent treatment. I could probably think of more. You get the point. All of these things have had me thinking, “I don’t even like my own child.” “People should not have children. Why did I have children?” “I want to hurt my child and get away with it.” I know what it is like to not like your child. And what about if a child is a result of a one-night stand, has a mental or physical disability you did not expect, came at a very inconvenient time in your life, or is the result of unwanted encounter? These are all very hairy situations but very real non-the-less. And the truth be told, sometimes, we as parents do not like our children. But we can learn to love them and enjoy great relationships. This takes prayer and intentionality. Even when our child seems distant, it does not mean that deep down they do not want to be connected to us as their parents. It is our responsibility as the adults to gain their trust and begin to build a healthy relationship from broken pieces if need be. It has to be us. They are immature, lack experience, and have a 1,001 things coming at them. I have to sacrifice time, energy, finances, etc to earn their heart. #iamlisajdavis #parents #mother #father #mentoring #raisingkids
- Friday-Learning to love a child I don’t like On the topic of raising teenagers, Mark Twain advised, “When a boy turns 13, put him in a barrel and feed him through a knot hole. When he turns 16, plug up the hole.” I remember the moment that I thought, “My child has changed. I don’t know who she is anymore. This is not who I raised. Where is my sweet girl?” I had this turn of events for both of my children. I wondered where the easy times had gone…. Maybe it is puberty. Maybe it is other factors. However, this seems to be the case with many parents. They notice a distinct time or incident when their child made the transition from wanting to please to being disrespectful, nonchalant, independent, and ungrateful, selfish, and back to terrible twos but in a bigger body. I’ve had doors slammed, my car seat damaged, I’ve been yelled at, I’ve had to hear under the breath disrespectful remarks, I’ve had runaway situations, I’ve had silent treatment. I could probably think of more. You get the point. All of these things have had me thinking, “I don’t even like my own child.” “People should not have children. Why did I have children?” “I want to hurt my child and get away with it.” I know what it is like to not like your child. And what about if a child is a result of a one-night stand, has a mental or physical disability you did not expect, came at a very inconvenient time in your life, or is the result of unwanted encounter? These are all very hairy situations but very real non-the-less. And the truth be told, sometimes, we as parents do not like our children. But we can learn to love them and enjoy great relationships. This takes prayer and intentionality. Even when our child seems distant, it does not mean that deep down they do not want to be connected to us as their parents. It is our responsibility as the adults to gain their trust and begin to build a healthy relationship from broken pieces if need be. It has to be us. They are immature, lack experience, and have a 1,001 things coming at them. I have to sacrifice time, energy, finances, etc to earn their heart. #iamlisajdavis #parents #mother #father #mentoring #raisingkids
- Friday-Learning to love a child I don’t like On the topic of raising teenagers, Mark Twain advised, “When a boy turns 13, put him in a barrel and feed him through a knot hole. When he turns 16, plug up the hole.” I remember the moment that I thought, “My child has changed. I don’t know who she is anymore. This is not who I raised. Where is my sweet girl?” I had this turn of events for both of my children. I wondered where the easy times had gone…. Maybe it is puberty. Maybe it is other factors. However, this seems to be the case with many parents. They notice a distinct time or incident when their child made the transition from wanting to please to being disrespectful, nonchalant, independent, and ungrateful, selfish, and back to terrible twos but in a bigger body. I’ve had doors slammed, my car seat damaged, I’ve been yelled at, I’ve had to hear under the breath disrespectful remarks, I’ve had runaway situations, I’ve had silent treatment. I could probably think of more. You get the point. All of these things have had me thinking, “I don’t even like my own child.” “People should not have children. Why did I have children?” “I want to hurt my child and get away with it.” I know what it is like to not like your child. And what about if a child is a result of a one-night stand, has a mental or physical disability you did not expect, came at a very inconvenient time in your life, or is the result of unwanted encounter? These are all very hairy situations but very real non-the-less. And the truth be told, sometimes, we as parents do not like our children. But we can learn to love them and enjoy great relationships. This takes prayer and intentionality. Even when our child seems distant, it does not mean that deep down they do not want to be connected to us as their parents. It is our responsibility as the adults to gain their trust and begin to build a healthy relationship from broken pieces if need be. It has to be us. They are immature, lack experience, and have a 1,001 things coming at them. I have to sacrifice time, energy, finances, etc to earn their heart. #iamlisajdavis #parents #mother #father #mentoring #raisingkids
- Good Morning!! We were extended an opportunity to be a vendor for Hoops & Heels 👠 happening at Benjamin E Mays HS located at 3450 Benjamin E Mays Drive Atlanta GA 30334 A Culture Creator Conference!! It is free so come check it out on October 22nd from 1pm to 6:30pm. #rawheadbread #culture #public #publicspeaking #empowerment #hoopsandheels #keynotespeaker #health #wellness #parents #teachers #nutrition #sessions #vegetables #fruits #thebeastwithin #drrachelelahee #wellfargo #coaches #raw #cleaneating #teamwork #teamplayers #parents
- Good Morning!! We were extended an opportunity to be a vendor for Hoops & Heels 👠 happening at Benjamin E Mays HS located at 3450 Benjamin E Mays Drive Atlanta GA 30334 A Culture Creator Conference!! It is free so come check it out on October 22nd from 1pm to 6:30pm. #rawheadbread #culture #public #publicspeaking #empowerment #hoopsandheels #keynotespeaker #health #wellness #parents #teachers #nutrition #sessions #vegetables #fruits #thebeastwithin #drrachelelahee #wellfargo #coaches #raw #cleaneating #teamwork #teamplayers #parents
- Good Morning!! We were extended an opportunity to be a vendor for Hoops & Heels 👠 happening at Benjamin E Mays HS located at 3450 Benjamin E Mays Drive Atlanta GA 30334 A Culture Creator Conference!! It is free so come check it out on October 22nd from 1pm to 6:30pm. #rawheadbread #culture #public #publicspeaking #empowerment #hoopsandheels #keynotespeaker #health #wellness #parents #teachers #nutrition #sessions #vegetables #fruits #thebeastwithin #drrachelelahee #wellfargo #coaches #raw #cleaneating #teamwork #teamplayers #parents

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