How Do You Define Family?
I’m passionately driven to impact who our children become. People often divide over differences, discouraging their children to be around other parents, children or families that don't look or act like them. The truth is, now more than ever there is a new kind of family. A family made solely of Love. Our world is in constant motion. Rarely do children start and finish their lives in the same house, the same town or even the same country. Things change and with change often the only thing YOU can control is the Love and compassion you share with others.
Divorce happens, death happens, parents leave, children are raised by single parents, their grandparents or aunts and uncles, children are raised by someone not related to them...families change. And the way some define "family" needs to change too.
Where there is a child and a caregiver for that child there is a family! No matter skin color, faith, ethnicity, same gender, multi-lingual, handicap, illness, birthmarks, tattoos or the fact that my father has blue eyes and mine are brown. We are a Family.
No two families are exactly the same. What most caregivers have in common however; is a desire to help their child become the best version of themselves. We start by asking questions, teaching our children to be responsible and guiding them in their decision making.
Aside from one's personal faith, I suggest we start at tolerance and acceptance BUT move to inclusion! Let's allow our children to be comforted by the value of their family, regardless of what that family "looks" like. Help them feel that they are part of something UNIQUE and the best type of family out there is Your Kind of Family.
11/30/2020 08:03:27 pm
How many labels does one amass during one's lifetime? Could there be any more important than the label of family caregiver? Though honored and noble in inference, this label comes with no fanfare. The term is revered by some and is considered, sometime, a curse to others...
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