Developing intimate and joyful relationships is key to building family wholeness. Modeling this for your children teaches them the foundational elements of creating relationships that add to their lives. Parents who continue to work on relationship awareness demonstrate that each person continues to grow and evolve through self-discovery. A parent can unknowingly project their own hurts and experiences of their past relationships onto their kids which in turn can cause some unhealthy behaviors and experiences for them as they move into developing relationships.
A father that I encountered had developed a belief that women couldn’t be trusted based on his relationship with his ex-wife. He held onto that for years, and shared that belief with his son who in turn didn’t trust women and had all kinds of difficulties in school. So many people carry around past hurts that define their present and future ways of living.
Giving Kids Choice- The Choice Game
During the summer many parents are confronted with how to keep their kids from saying, “I’m bored.” Here is a game that you can use that will actually empower your kids to create possibilities that will begin to create more possibilities for what works for them.
Empowering kids to create choices need not be difficult. As a matter of fact it can become a fun game I like to call the Choice Game. Before playing this game there are few strategies that help the game go smoother. The first strategy is to demonstrate asking questions. These questions are not the kind that you ask and then think up an answer; rather they are the ones that begin the process of allowing more possibilities to show up. A question like, “What else is possible?” Most of us are familiar with the Universal Truth, "Ask and you shall receive," but how many of us ask and then go to figuring out the answer. Going to the answer stops the Universe from gifting us the phenomenal and infinite possibilities that are waiting to be poured upon us. So the key here is just ask.
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.