Remind Your Kids That They Are Enough

Even when society tells them differently, kids have unchanging worth.

Photo: Wonder Oak

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. 

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Jenna Phipps

Jenna Phipps

Jenna Phipps is a writer, editor, and dancer based in Nashville, Tennessee. She enjoys working with other people to improve their writing, taking long road trips, experimenting with choreography, and reading many novels.

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