To the Mom With the Screaming Toddler In Aisle 5

Satan might be screaming things like, “control your child” and, “he must not be getting enough love at home” but in your heart of hearts you know Jesus is screaming something very different. Don’t listen to the Liar.

What culture wants is quiet, well-behaved children who grow up to change the world, but here’s what we forget in the process —most of the time those strong-willed people who are meant to change the world are going to hate the word “no”—and it starts young.

So while your kid’s strong will is a pain to deal with today, it’s going to be that strong will that gets them through all the closed doors that this world is going to try to stop them with in their future.

My “mom who’s got one of those kids” advice? Teach them to harness that passion and not to hide it. Teach them to use it for good. Teach them to use it to love others well.

You’re an impressive woman, Mother in Aisle 5. Keep up the fight and don’t let satan steal the gift that God has given you. Your child is going to change the world and you’re going to be a part of that—now THAT is what motherhood is about. The yoga pants, the snot stains, and the tantrum your kids just threw in aisle 5? They really don’t matter at all. What matters is you’re making sure your kids knows it’s better to take the high road than the easy one. And that will make all the difference.


Hey Mom—You’re Doing a Better Job Than You Think

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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