If You Give a Mom a Tough Kid

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If you give a mom a tough kid, she’ll likely have a hard day.

If a mom has a hard day, she’ll likely feel exhausted.

If a mom feels exhausted, she’ll feel like she can’t do it all.

If you give a mom a tough kid, she’ll likely get some phone calls.

If a mom gets some phone calls, she’ll likely have to attend meetings.

If a mom has to attend meetings, she’ll feel like she’s failing.

If you give a mom a tough kid, she’ll likely end up crying.

Crying on the phone calls, crying in the meetings, crying late at night.

If you give a mom a tough kid, she’ll likely feel alone.

If you give a mom a tough kid, she’ll likely blame herself.

If you give a mom a tough kid, she’ll likely question all she’s done.

If you give a mom a tough kid, she’ll look back at every choice she’s made.

Every phone call, every meeting, every night spent searching for resources.

She’ll remember every time she’s stood up for him and every time she’s calmed him down.

She’ll remember every book she’s read and every parenting method that she’s tried.

She’ll see how far she’s come from what was supposed to be and what is.

She’ll see how strong she is and how very hard she fights.

She’ll remember every time she rolled up her sleeves, dove into the fray, dried the tears, hugged, reassured, redirected, and loved anyway.

She’ll remember every night she cried herself to sleep.

She’ll remember every morning she woke up to try again.

If you give a mom a tough kid, she’ll likely have a hard day.

But if you give a mom a tough kid, she’ll rise to the occasion.

Author: Jen

I am the wife of an insanely hot husband and the momma of three precious and exhausting kiddos. I have been given way more than I could ever deserve and I really love naps.

13 thoughts on “If You Give a Mom a Tough Kid”

  1. Your tough kid is as blessed to have you as you are to have him (or her). ♥️

  2. Yep! You hit the nail on the head! I have 2 tough kids and I’m flat exhausted at the moment! Every day…… Every day it’s something.

  3. Catherine says:

    If you give a mom a tough kid, you give her some tough educators to raise her up and cheer her on.

  4. Connie Barany says:

    If you give a Mom a tough kid
    You will become an educator sharing your knowledge and spreading awareness.

  5. If you give a mom a tough kid you make her a counselor in the schools who “gets it” when her students and families are struggling! ❤❤

  6. As a Mom of a son with ADHD and ODD who has read all the books, goes to therapy, gets the calls from school, etc., this message warmed my heart. Thank you!

  7. bette resis says:

    Absolutely true & both beautiful & heartbreaking❤️

  8. Love this and so true. Thanks for this, having two special needs children can be very difficult.

  9. 😭 I can’t even right now.

  10. Sherry Rice says:

    Love what you wrote. Every tough kid deserves lots of love, and tenderness. They will grow up and thank you!❤

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