September 2018 - Babies Parent Cue

 SEPTEMBER

       2018

BASIC TRUTH: God loves me.
SAY THIS:
Who keeps His promises?
God keeps His promises.
DO THIS:

 MORNING TIME


When you go into your baby's room this month, say, "Good morning! Mommy/Daddy is here! Who loves [child's name]? God loves [child's name] and Mommy/Daddy loves [child's name]!"

 FEEDING TIME


While feeding your baby this month, sing to the tune of "Wheels on the Bus": "God loves you from your head to your toes, head to your toes, head to your toes. God loves you from your head to your toes all day long."

 CUDDLE TIME


Cuddle up wth your baby this month and pray, "Dear God, thank You for [child's name]. As much as I love him/her, I know You love him/her even more. Please help us both to trust Your plan and remember that You always keep Your promises. I love You, God. In Jesus' name, amen."

 BATH TIME


Sing to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb" while bathing your baby: “God keeps His promises. Yes, He does. Yes, He does. Yes, He does. God keeps His promises. Yes, He does. God loves you and me."

From Parent Cue:

CONFESSIONS OF AN INSECURE MOM
By Sarah Piercy



The comments started the day I found out I was pregnant. At first, I appreciated different perspectives and anything off-color just rolled off my back:

Cloth diapers are inconvenient. Disposable diapers have chemicals.
He should sleep on his back. He should sleep on his tummy.
He needs the sun for vitamin D. But don’t go in the sun, take a supplement.
Wear sunscreen. Don’t wear sunscreen.
Cry it out. Use a schedule. Don’t cry it out. Don’t schedule. Let him be a kid, do your thing.

The list is almost limitless. But you know where this leaves me as a new mom after my first year? Incredibly insecure. No matter what I do. Or don’t do. I’m a failure.

SO HOW DO WE OVERCOME INSECURITY?

1. BE OPEN-HANDED

I have to acknowledge that, while I am doing the best I can with the information and resources I have, I don’t know everything. I may learn or discover something that causes me to change. And that’s okay. That’s good.

2. BE CURIOUS

Ask questions. Seek to understand alternate opinions (judgment-free). We don’t have to agree with everything to ask thoughtful questions with the intention of understanding one another. It shows respect. And humility . . .

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