My Greatest Fear Turned Biggest Blessing – Part 2
A few weeks ago, I wrote about my greatest fear and how it turned into my greatest blessings. I mentioned my daughter’s struggles with her grades in high school. It is so hard to sit back with grace and allow your child to fail. I had a friend help me realize that I have always been my daughter’s soft place to fall, and now was the time to switch from “nurturer” mode to “empowerment” coach. As a parent, you always want to be the soft place, but I am realizing that it may not always be in their best interest to do so.
Then I remembered when I was in college, my father bought me a program on VHS – “Where There’s A Will There’s An ‘A’ For College”. That program helped me immensely during my college years. I researched the program and found it is available for high school students and transferred to DVD. I was armed with a new empowerment tool for my daughter, but for some reason
we put off watching it for many months.
Finally came the day when we agreed to sit down and watch. I admit I didn’t have much faith that my daughter would really take it all in since her grades currently reflected what I considered her lack of study habits. As soon as the program started she got up and walked away and I thought to myself “well here we go”.
Much to my surprise, she went to get a notebook so that she could take notes… She even suggested that I do the same! What was originally a 3.5 hour program took us all day to watch as we kept rewinding to make sure we didn’t miss any critical points. I was so incredibly proud of my daughter and found a whole new level of respect for her as a young adult. Even more than that, I learned the valuable lesson of being my daughter’s empowerment coach vs always being her soft place to fall.
If you want to learn more about how to be a more empowering parent, or person in general, you must consider taking a look at the DOL Program. It iis absolutely transformational!
He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. Matthew 8:26 New International Version (NIV)
She is happily married to Bret, a two-time traumatic brain injury survivor, and mom to Britney, a beautiful 16-year old born with dwarfism and hydrocephalus, enduring over 20 surgeries.
Knowing first-hand how easy it is to fall into victim mentality, Gaill’s strength lies in helping others to understand that there are truly no victims in life. She awakens them to what she calls the “God Instances” in life that they thought were merely insignificant coincidences.
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