I recently finished a book by Brene Brown titled, DaringGreatly.
It really moved me, and I am definitely still processing it.
At the beginning of the book I wasn’t resonating deeply with the topic of vulnerability, as most people will tell you I am an “open book”. I will answer most questions without holding back and love to deep dive into good conversation. However, what I came to realize through her many examples is that we all wrestle with vulnerability, guilt and shame throughout this book even if is more momentary than constant. I gleaned SO MUCH from this book that I did not anticipate, and I thought I would share this Parenting Manifesto that she put right at the end of the book. I am printing it and framing it for our nursery, as I think it communicates some deep parts of my heart cry for parenting my kiddos well.
I hope this resonates with someone else as much as it did with me.
I needed these words to remind me that parenting is not a checklist, it is a lifestyle. It is a promise to be real and a promise to walk our kids through everything that comes their way. To teach them how to navigate their emotions and to show them they are loved throughout every process.