Do Unto Yourself

Here is my Soul Food for Parents, inspired by a talk with a client yesterday who is a mother of 4.

She gives “everything” she says to her children and cannot understand why they are struggling with their self-esteem and “receiving praise.” I asked her how she is with the same and she laughed…”not so good.”

Your children will do as you do, not just take in what you say. If they see you holding your head up high, proud of who you are and observe that you consider yourself worthy of receiving love and self-care … then and only then will your words be congruent with your actions.

You are doing your children no favors by giving them “everything.” Do and Give unto yourself FIRST and then ENJOY sharing the inevitable abundant vessel of love, light and inspiration you will be for your children.

Dr. Marcy Cole About Dr. Marcy Cole

Born and Raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. BS from Northwestern University, majoring in Radio/TV/Film and Communication Studies. Worked as a Television Executive for Katz Communications, Received a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago and a Doctorate at the Institute for Clinical Social work. I've been in private practice as a Holistic Psychotherapist for the past 18 years working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. Workshop Facilitator, Corporate Consultant, and Speaker. Best selling Co-Author of "Living Proof … Celebrating the Gifts that Come Wrapped in Sand Paper" and "Get Your Woman On … Embracing Beauty, Grace and the Power of Women". Founder of First Tuesday LA, and Founder and Executive Director of CMomA.org, offering support to childless single women and couples who seek to adopt children in need.

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