School, media, and friends put great pressure on children to measure up to standards of intelligence, beauty, and popularity. The result? Kids grow up with the indefinable feeling that they are a failure if they don't get the right grades or mess up one too many times.
But the truth is, a child has great worth no matter how they score on a test or treat their siblings. One mom wrote a long blog post addressed to her kids, explaining that they are always enough.
"The truth is: you ARE enough even when I don't do a good job of showing you," writes this mom (Wonder Oak). Moms will grow impatient and make mistakes, too. A mom sometimes perpetrates the idea that a child is worth more if they work harder or do better, even if she doesn't truly believe it.
"Forever and for always and no-matter-what you are enough," this determined mother tells her children.