All of a sudden, you felt like you were just hit by a ton of bricks…
Your six year old isn’t reading as well as you think he should, and you start to panic and wonder if something serious is going on. You feel that you are to blame – if you only did more to help him become familiar with letters he might not be struggling so much now.
The guilt creeps in. As you fear for his future success, you also feel the weight of anxiety as you think about all of the things you have to start to do to help him.
In a frenzy, you dash to the computer searching for ways to help him and counteract the effects of your failure to prepare him to read. Before you know it, it’s past midnight. After all of that research, you just feel more anxious and exhausted.
The worry continues to eat at you, and you feel paralyzed by the unknown. You are snappy and moody as you anxiously try to work through it alone.
What if he just needs a little more time and that it’s okay?
Moving forward does not need to be a rush for answers, but to have calm, deliberate steps to help your child where he needs it most.
That starts by being confident in the fact that God has already given you everything you need to take care of him and help him learn at this very moment.
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
With this thought in mind, you can then be assured in God’s grace and confidently seek out the people who can help you help your child succeed. Start with those around you – friends or family who have similar experiences, or your child’s teacher or homeschool advisor.
Then just take it one step at a time as you apply what you learn and what you already know to confidently help your child succeed.
…not just in reading, but in all of the developmental milestones that you so anxiously wait for them to hit.
In our fast-paced world, it can feel hard to pause and calmly assess and contemplate a situation before going into go mode – especially when it involves our children. Yet, it is even more vital now than ever to be able to do so.
And it’s something that Fuel Your Faith Foundation can help you with too. Right at the beginning, you will learn to develop more of an awareness of who you are, so that you can move forward with confidence in the daily decisions that you have to make as a mom.
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“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19