The world labels our oldest son as disabled, but most days I don’t see it that way. His disabilities do not define him. Still, I can’t deny the heartache I sometimes feel when I find myself comparing our eldest to his siblings.
A wife often finds herself jealous when she hears about a husband who does laundry. She’s learned to focus on what her husband does right — listens and shares his hobbies — instead of what he doesn’t.
Stop being a trophy parent.
Envy holds our children back. Help them realize they are neither the best nor the worst at what they do so they can better celebrate the accomplishments of others.
What do you do when you find other children saying real words, while your child is still mumbling indecipherable gobbledygook?
What would it look like if we loved other Moms, as Jesus loved us, instead of taking out a measuring stick?
Comparing a child’s development isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but when parents become competitive, the result can be troublesome.
Do your kids compare what they have to what others own? Help them beat this comparison game by learning to be thankful for what they have, even when others have more.