I had reasons to remember Melinda Finch and her series on raising sons today. It’s mental health awareness month and a couple of easy to find articles are talking about the challenges of being a single mom. But, they aren’t talking about what Melinda focused on. They list the stressors, but they don’t discuss the focus or the joy. Melinda’s joy continues to be her son. You can read that caring in her posts. You can learn from her wisdom by discovering her posts again–the first of which was written in 2012. (!)
Making the Time
Communication & Structure are important concepts in raising children. Melinda identifies the challenges and some timely solutions. She dispels some of the myths parents perpetuate when discussing family and household issues with their children. The goal is to one day successfully launch. That is supported through open communication.
Ethics & Leadership
Work, education, and leadership offer a sustainable progression. Melinda provides to you her guidance on these. The goal is to ensure that you model sustainable choice behavior and encourage your children to develop into productive adults.
Emotional Health for Relationships
Emotion management is critical for mental health. Melinda offers sound advice on respect for others and self geared toward raising men. Her love and vision for her son is evident in her writing. She seems intent on knowing her role and ensuring that her son makes healthy and sustainable choices in relationships.