Hi. My name is Cheri, and I’m a Meddlesome Mom.
I hate admitting this.
I spent my first eighteen years of motherhood looking down my nose at smother mothers and telling myself Thank goodness I’m not one of them!
Proverbs 2:11 says, “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”
Let’s just say that once my children headed off for college, that wisdom starting coming, all right!
I discovered, much to my chagrin, that they were both lacking dozens of basic life skills. I’d prided myself in being a supportive mom, one who took an active interest in her kids’ lives. Turns out that I’d been so involved that when I wasn’t around, they floundered.
And when your 20-year-old flounders without you, that’s a pretty big sign that you’ve been meddling, not helping.
I just finished blogging a month-long series on Rebekah, the biblical Queen of Meddling Moms. To help us remember the difference between meddling and helping, I compiled this free downloadable chart. I hope you’ll find it helpful (…but not meddlesome!)
(Can’t see image? Click here to download the Meddling vs. Helping Chart!)
- What else would you add to the Meddling vs. Helping chart?
- How do you discern between meddling and helping?
- What consequences have you seen when a child has a Meddlesome Mom?
- What’s a recent situation in which you had to figure out quickly if you were helping or meddling?
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