Raising children …. comforting them

What is a child’s greatest needs? Food, clothing safety? Yes! And right up there with those is comfort. That is not a swiss word. In-fact I had a hard time finding the right german word. Trost might be close.
Alot of mums confuse encourage and comforts.

com·fort·ed, com·fort·ing, com·forts
1. To soothe in time of affliction or distress.
2. To ease physically; relieve.

n.
1. A condition or feeling of pleasurable ease, well-being, and contentment.
2. Solace in time of grief or fear.
3. Help; assistance: gave comfort to the enemy.
4. One that brings or provides comfort.
5. The capacity to give physical ease and well-being: enjoying the comfort of my favorite chair.
6. Chiefly Southern & Lower Northern U.S. A quilted bedcover; a comfort

en·cour·age (n-kûrj, -kr-)
tr.v. en·cour·aged, en·cour·ag·ing, en·cour·ag·es
1. To inspire with hope, courage, or confidence; hearten.
2. To give support to; foster: policies designed to encourage private investment.
3. To stimulate; spur: burning the field to encourage new plant growth.

Kids really need someone who soothes them, someone who listens to them and helps ease their pain – daily. Life out there is tough, school, friends, neighbours traffic etc is tough. I would like my home to be a place where my kids can come home to, be comforted and encouraged. Another word could be love but you can love without comforting…..
Yes, I’m trying to tell myself that what we mums do IS IMPORTANT and that it will make a difference in my children’s life if I’m a good mum :-)

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4 Responses to Raising children …. comforting them

  1. I think that you must be a good Mum because you are thinking deeply about it :)

  2. Mum says:

    That’s very true, this is most important for kids! And – isn’t it true for all of us? That’s why a loving home is such a refuge. It reminds me of the lovely comforting words Jesus said to his disciples in John 14 ‘I will ask the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.’ Ich will euch einen andern Tröster geben….’ New translation translate the word with Counselor, which lacks the true sense of COMFORT.

  3. Haddock says:

    Raising kids I believe is one of the most important things that anyone can do. Hence my little theory. If every parent tried to raise their children to be better persons than themselves, then the world would be a better place.
    Being a good mum (or Dad) to your children will make a life lasting difference to their lives.

  4. michele says:

    hi there~

    just found out about blogs and ended up visiting yours, love it!
    i have a few ???

    how can one legally live in thialand? i love it there, been 7 times. i would LOVE to move my family there in 5 or so years. life there as in europe runs at a different pace. i have 2 boys, 2 and 4 months and i want them to experience a life filled with culture and not just americanism…

    my 1st son was born in france, we loved it there!

    thanks!
    michele

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