Children Who Have Never Had Accountability Face a Tough Hurdle to Overcome

 

HALO Founder Rebecca Welsh writes:

“Where are you going?”

Pause.

“Someone wants to know where I am going? What? Why?”

Accountability is hard for all of us. For children who have never had anyone to answer to, being ok with accountability is one of the toughest hurdles to overcome.

A quick little story about a Sunday night family dinner. All the girls were sitting around the table when the discussion of chores and goals came up. One of the girls, Lydia, was struggling with following the rules, having a tough time adjusting to this new level of accountability like curfew, room checks, and talks about life goals. Our Housemom was preparing to start the discussion about following these rules when the girls started talking among themselves.

“Lydia, what’s up? You ok?” asked Maggie.

“Yeah, why?” Lydia asked.

“I just don’t want you to fall behind here, ya know. You got this. I know you got this.”

Lydia paused. “Yeah, ok. You’re right.”

Accountability from a HALO sister who has walked in her shoes. Yes, please.

In that moment, the Housemom’s stars aligned while firework rainbows shot through her universe. That moment held the type of healing and leadership in the girls that she lives for everyday.

We all can learn from these girls. No matter what battle we are in, what walk of life we come from, we all need a sister or brother in our corner asking us the tough questions. We all could use a little love like that. Love Heals.

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