Your Child's Confirmation Sponsor: What You Need To Know
Confirmation time is nearly upon us. A joyous occasion for your child as they take further steps in their school days.
Picking a sponsor can be difficult for some kids whereas others will have the perfect person in mind from the off-set. Choosing the person may take a little consideration and here are some tips on getting it right and understanding the role of sponsors.
Being a confirmation sponsor is regarded as an important role and it has the same functions of godparents, except that at this time, your child can choose who they would like to fill the role.
The role of the sponsor should be taken seriously as this is the person your child may look up to. Therefore, the sponsor should set a good example to your child and be someone they can look up to.
Sponsors would be expected to have good intentions to your child and act responsibly.
One of the major mistake’s parents can make when helping their child, however, is pick someone they would like instead of who their child would like.
It is important for your child to make this decision but with parents' help to find a suitable person.
Many children would usually choose their godparent, however, this isn't always possible. It is important to choose someone who knows your child well and is comfortable in supporting them in the years ahead.
It is quite common that someone you chose as a godparent for your child 11/12 years ago is not as much of a part of your lives as they once were.
When it comes to choosing, help your child by asking them who they would like and why? Consider the person they love to visit or spend time with.
Is it someone who is a good influence over your child and genuinely is fond of your kiddie too?
Make sure who you pick is free to attend too as they will need to be available and may need to take the day off work.
It shouldn’t take too long to find the right fit and then you can concentrate on the confirmation day itself.
Emma Hayes is a thirty-something mum of two girls aged 16 and 10, planting her right into the teenage and tween-age years! Follow her on Twitter at @EmmaHayes25.