It’s time for another parenting boost!
How many times have we repeated to our children in that tone of frustration, “be nice!” , “don’t do that!” , “be polite!”, “say I’m sorry!”,
Perhaps the first couple of times it might resonate, but after that it loses impact and meaning because what the message really needs is tangible examples of HOW we want our children to “be nice”, “be polite”, “say sorry”, and the difference of “what to do” rather than “don’t do that.”
When our kids begin to SEE from us the kinds of behaviors and language we’d like to see in them, then we build an encyclopedia of positive and tangible references points for them to tap into and use.
Of course, this then means building our self awareness muscle and make moves towards a more conscious type of parenting:
The power of our examples is an incredible tool we have at our fingertips. These are subtle and everyday things we can do to create positive and impact-ful results. The lessons we grow up remembering are those most connected to how "it" made us feel. Our emotional memory is what we carry around with us, so WHAT we do matters and HOW we do it matters!
Have a great rest-of-the-week and stay tuned for another energy boost next week!
Straight from the heart,