It’s been a while since I posted. I’ve been searching thoughts in my head for the last couple of weeks and keep coming up empty for post ideas. Today, I read a post by Sarah Brooks over at Life As of Late that I think is so right on, and I couldn’t help but share.
Read this blog post; http://taylorandsarahbrooks.blogspot.com/2013/04/parents-word-about-instagram.html
As I read, this is the image that popped up in my mind.
I snapped this just before the San Antonio Girls On the Run end of season 5K this last Saturday and then posted it to my Instgram. #instafun#girlsontherun
Each one of these girls is on the brink of entering their junior high years where they will face things their little minds are just barely getting a taste of now. Aren’t they beautiful? We’ve spent the last twelve weeks talking and talking and talking (with a little running in there too) about how to be confident and comfortable even when things are uncomfortable. We’ve talked about respect and appreciating differences in others. We’ve talked about community and what it means to be a part of a healthy community. We’ve talked about A LOT.
But, for your kids to get it. Really get it. The messages have to be repeated. Over and over and over. If you’re a parent you know this concept all too well.
What’s important is where you come in, parents. You know your kids and you know the insecurities they face.
Coaching for Girls On the Run has given me a perspective on todays culture that I only thought I had my head wrapped around. It thrills me to be a part of a program equipping girls with tools to handle and combat peer pressures like popularity, body image, bullying, academic achievements, and the like. But, parents the sobering news is that GOTR and other similar programs only have your kids for a small amount of time in the grand scheme of things. YOU must get involved.
If you didn’t take the time to click on the link above, please don’t leave this page without going there and then take the time to share it with at least one other parent. #parentslookingoutforparents