Parenting

5 wishes I have for my children as they get older.

Before our children are even born we find ourselves wondering what they will look like, what their personality will be like, who they will be when they grow up.

We have so many wishes and hopes for them, mostly surrounding who they’ll be when they leave the nest and what we would want their lives to be like.

Although I think no matter how much we plan and think they’ll turn out one way in the end it will always be up to them what they do with their life. But I hope that along the way I will be able to guide them and give them advice.

I want them to make their own life choices but there are 5 wishes I have for them as they get older, 5 things that I hope will guide them along their life and bring them happiness.

  • The first being that they will always be true to themselves. I hope that they will never lose sense of who they are and what their opinions and values are.

There’s so much pressure in this world for people to be a certain way in order to fit into this box that society thinks we should all be squeezed into so I hope that they will always be able to stand their ground and be who they want to be without feeling pressured to confirm to societies expectations.

  • My second wish for them is that they will always love themselves.

And I don’t be love themselves as in being vain and thinking they’re better than everyone else. I mean real self love, were they know their true worth, they truly love themselves for who they are.

Being a teenager these days must be so difficult! There is so much pressure on young people to look a certain way, behave a certain way in order to fit in.

This is one of the things that really annoys me!

Growing up is hard enough without having all this rubbish thrown into the mix.

We’re all born different, we look different, we’re from different countries, different cultures, different interests, different backgrounds. And to me that is what makes us all unique and makes the world a far more interesting place to live in!

Can you imagine if we were all the same? What a boring world that would be.

I want my children to always feel that they’re important and that they matter!

Even when others around them don’t accept them or don’t like who they are, I want them to know that it’s ok.

The most important thing is how you see yourself, how you feel about yourself.

Self love is so important! Probably one of the most important things I will ever teach them about themselves. And I hope that they will always be able to love who they are even on their toughest days.

  • My third wish for them is that they will always be kind to others.

I hope that they will always be kind to those around them no matter who they are.

Wars are not won by hate but by kindness and love.

I want them to always remember that everyone we meet in this world is fighting their own inner battles, even when they may seem the most confident and happy person in the world.

I want them to always be able to set judgement aside and be able to see people for who they really are, not for what they look like, what they wear, where they live, how much money they have but by who they are on the inside.

What’s on the inside will always be the most important thing and the thing that we should all be looking for in people.

In my opinion kindness is so important! You really don’t know what people are going through and a small gesture of kindness may well be what someone needs to pick themselves up.

  • My fourth wish for them is that they will find someone to spend the rest of their life with.

Someone who will treat them how they deserve, someone who will look at them like they’re everything to them, someone who will pick them up and not bring them down.

I want them to experience love in all its glory!

I know they will have heart breaks along their life but I hope they will never settle for less than what they deserve.

I know many people say that they don’t need a man or a woman to make them happy, and that is true there is more to happiness than being in a relationship but I believe that being with the right person who loves you and cares for you is also very important. I believe there is someone out there for everyone.

  • My fifth and final wish for them is that they will enjoy their life to the fullest!

I hope that they won’t let fear get the best of them and that instead they will try everything they want to try out (within reason of course) and that they will never stop doing the things they love.

We were born to live a happy life, to explore this wonderful world we live in, despite so many awful things that do happen in the world there is still so much beauty to see and to experience and so I hope that my children will take full advantage of that even on their toughest days.

Elisabeth x

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