My mom was always great at letting me know that Valentine’s Day was not just about romantic love, but also a day of honoring the love between parents and their children.
For as long as I can remember, my mom would have a sweet loving card prepared for us with one little sweet treat to accompany it. It wasn’t a day for gift giving or trinkets. It was kept simple and made to be about the heartfelt words and actions of love and appreciation both my parents expressed to each of their kids. To this day, my parents still send my husband and I Valentine’s day cards by mail – and to my children as well.
I know you haven’t heard from me these past two Monday Parenting Boosts, but I promise that you’ll be getting a boost for next week’s inbox ASAP! I value you as a member of my conscious parent community and I’ve been working diligently to!
This is what I’ve been working on behind the scenes that I’m excited to share with you!!
Parenting is riddled with "Limiting Beliefs" and so I ask ...
Does any of this sound familiar?
"Parenting is hard"
"I have to be hard on them. Otherwise, this place would be a zoo"
"It's great he likes art and all, but what's he going to do with that as he gets older?"
"Hey, what are you thinking? Money doesn't grow on trees!"
"Sorry kiddo, life's not easy. Get used to it."
So, what exactly is a Limiting Belief? These are general beliefs about the world, your environment and situation, and the people around you that stand in your way.
More often than not, we accept a limiting belief as true because we've learned it from someone else, or from an "authority" - most often our parents, school/social settings, media, etc. As a result we assume that this belief is "just the way it is."
May 2016 was the release of Today’s Inspired Latinas, Vol 2 – a book collaboration of which I am one it’s 26 featured authors.
The book is a collection of stories that highlights Latinas who are making a difference as they share personal experiences of triumph, success and perseverance.