Yes, it's true that parents and adults do say the darndest things to kids. And while they may have the best intentions at heart, these messages can be dis-empowering to a child. And in some cases, even to the adult saying them.
Most of these messages have been handed down for many generations. They get repeated without even stopping to think what is being said and how it is being received.
Let's take a look at just a few to get an idea.
Relationships can be a source of stress, sadness, anger, and frustration. Children observe how their parents and adults around them create relationships. If you struggle with knowing what you would like in a relationship, how will your children know what they want? What if you could model for you children relationship values by making your relationship with yourself and your kids a model that will support them in their connections with others?
What if you could have some clues about how to relate to yourself, your kids and those around you with more ease that will invite those relationships that honor who you be? See if these don't help you be more aware of how to end your relationship madness.
...something many parents avoid. They don’t want to see their kids fail, they don’t want to fail themselves as parents. What if avoiding failure is what is keeping you and your kids from enjoying life and experiencing success?
Today's episode of Be You Parenting, we ventured into the world of failure and success.
Here are some thoughts to consider:
What is failure? Even when the word-FAILURE- comes up, what are you aware of for you? Does it bring up past experiences that left you feeling small, embarrassed, even shamed? Does it mean that you are less than anyone else? That you don't measure up?
From these failings, did you take on beliefs about yourself that have kept you in constant check, and fear of failing. Has this led to a fear of success?
How does a parent's own reaction to failure affect their child?
Mary shares her desire to create different possibilities for families and individuals who are looking to live a more conscious and aware lifestyle. BE YOU Parenting is for parents who want to BE all that they truly BE and to allow their kids the same privilege.