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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Encouraging Teen Girls....

Oh my these girls are growing up!  It doesn't seem like long ago they were so little, playing with dolls and making mud pies.

Next year, 3 of them will be in 9th grade!  Where has the time gone?

I really do love this age.  You can talk about so many things at such a deep level.  Sometimes they WANT to talk, and sometimes they don't. :)  Sometimes they prefer to write things down and have you write a reply back.  Whatever it takes, I want to make sure they know that they can tell me anything, anytime, always and forever!

Today, after our morning devotions, I asked the girls to write down 5 things that are GOOD about themselves.  "Reflect for a few minutes and just jot down those 5 things."  At first a couple of them were rather uncomfortable.  And then every body succeeded to write 5 things down.  All were thoughtful. :)
Tomorrow, I will have them write 5 things that are good about a sister. Sometimes when you write your thoughts  down and think about them, the good in somebody else is much easier to see. We will do this for a few more days until we cover all the sisters, and then we are going to share the lists. 

I want them to be confident young ladies. I want them to see the best in each other. I want them to have confidence to stand against bullies. )
I have so much to share with them. :) 
Loving this mama thing. :)

1 comment:

The Spicer Family said...

What a lovely idea! I believe we will need to do that in our home, too. Thank you!! Jill

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