All parents need encouragement, because raising kids is challenging. When something doesn’t go the way you planned it, when you make mistakes, when bad situations get worse, when you feel tired and overwhelmed, you can feel disheartened. You can lose confidence that you’ll be adequate to the tasks you have to face every day. Encouragement can help you see that there are upsides along with the downsides of your situation, that your strengths are still there for you, that help and resources are available and that you’ll find solutions.
There are many ways to encourage. The encouragements here are like promises—that if you exercise the strength within you, good things will happen. Below are nine strength areas that every parent depends on. Click on the area to view the encouragements.