I hadn’t intended to do another blog tonight, but I have just watched one of those short films on FaceBook that made me think about the subject matter of my earlier blogs.
In the film a child is complaining( some might say whining) at her mum. The mother attempts to still the child and this resonated with me.
Is this when we start teaching our children about negativity? Is this when we start to instill the “glass half empty” mentality?
“Don’t go out in the rain, you’ll get wet.”
“Don’t speak out, people may be listening.”
Don’t, don’t, don’t!
Well then, they won’t, won’t, won’t.
They won’t try in case they fail, they won’t laugh in case they offend, they won’t ask for help for fear of anger.
Children are sponges for everything around them; their environment, their family and their friends are key in influencing their outlook on life.
Why not break the chain of negative reactions in a child’s life somewhere?
Show the children you know the good in life, the positive in life and invest in the healthy mental attitudes of tomorrows adults.
2 thoughts on “Our Children”
Excellent. We all made those mistakes with all of them. At times I feel so guilty about my influence on how my children developed. They could have been so much more confident if I hadn’t seen it as being bold and precocious and needing a reprimand.
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Thank you BW. That’s exactly how I feel. I recognised my own behaviour with my children. And I recognise my guilt too. But I also remember people from my own childhood who gave words of encouragement and inspired me to strive for more.
We can all give that to the children we know now.