Growth Moments in Parenting: The Three-Year-Old Mamas Note of Encouragement



This week has been a whirlwind of emotions, challenges, and growth. As many of you know, my little Kaizen is currently 3.5! And with that milestone, he’s entered a phase of exploration, curiosity, and, yes, boundary testing. It’s been a week of him pushing limits and me trying to find the balance between guiding him and letting him discover the world in his own unique way.

Now, I won’t sugarcoat it. It’s been challenging. But not challenging in the way you might think. Not in a negative or overwhelming sense. Instead, it’s been the kind of challenge that prompts reflection, growth, and adaptation.

Every time Kaizen tests a boundary, it’s a reminder for me to grow as a parent. To adapt to what my boys need from me at this moment in their lives. If I don’t evolve and adjust, I’m not showing up as the best version of myself for them. And that’s crucial because, as Steven and I always say, we’re on a mission to raise world changers.

This journey of parenting is a continuous learning curve. It’s about understanding that our children will change, and so must we. It’s about recognizing that every challenge is an opportunity for growth. And it’s about embracing that growth, not just for our sake, but for the sake of our children.

I want to love Kaizen in the exact way he needs to be loved right now. I want to teach him, guide him, and correct him in ways that will help him become the best version of himself. Not just for today or tomorrow but for the time when he steps out into the world on his own.

So, to all the parents out there, remember this: Every challenge is a chance to grow. Every test is an opportunity to learn. And every moment, no matter how tough, is a step towards creating a legacy of love, understanding, and guidance for our children.

Here’s to embracing the beautiful challenge of parenting and raising the next generation of world changers.

With love and gratitude, Chelsey 💕

August 31, 2023

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