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Parenting Tips

Some Tips from the book Map4 Parent “Creating-a-Memory by Trevor Farley

Gold Nugget #2 – Forgiveness

 “Forgiveness is for YOU.” ~Trevor Farley

Forgiveness is an enormous action that can have positive effects on body, mind and spirit. When you choose not to forgive, you experience heartache and bitterness which could have far-reaching consequences. Forgiveness is for YOU. Forgive the person who has wronged you and feel the release in your own life. Try these pointers: Make a positive decision to forgive. As hard as this is, making this decision in your mind is a powerful start. Desire an attitude of forgiveness. Get your heart in line with your mind. This can take time, so be patient with yourself. In time, aim to sort things out. The sooner you can sort things out the better for all parties involved. Keep short accounts. Forgive your children. Ask for forgiveness where you have wronged your child. Teach your children forgiveness by the example you set.

 Un-forgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping the other person will die.

Challenge: Who do you need to start forgiving? Go for it!

 

Gold Nugget #12 – Family

“Family makes you feel that you belong, allows you to be yourself, without fear of rejection”       Trevor Farley

“Some people are born into wonderful families. Others have to find or create them. Being a member of a family is a priceless membership that we pay nothing for but love.” Every one of us has a need to belong, to be accepted and to be loved unconditionally. Families give us our roots, heritage, past and a springboard to our future. Family for me is: doing things together; creating a memory; sharing what you are thinking without fear of rejection or being labeled stupid; being there for each other; laughing at jokes that others would think you as being weird; where you never doubt your belonging. Building a family takes time and effort. Yet most successful people in business often wished they had spent more time with their family. Let’s make time today for your precious loved ones, children and spouse.

Challenge: How can you rearrange your life to spend more time with your family?

 

Gold Nugget #24 – Habits

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us”

English Poet

Habits are things we do repeatedly. But most of the time we are hardly aware of them. Some habits are good; exercising regularly, planning ahead. Some habits are bad; thinking negatively, feeling inferior, and blaming others. Some really don’t matter; showering at night, reading magazine from back to front. Depending on what our habits are they will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do. We are stronger than our habits and we can change them. Habits can help you control your life, improve your relationships, get along with others, and increase your child’s self-confidence. Your character is essentially the sum of your habits. The challenge we have as parents is to help our children develop constructive habits that will develop them for their future. Habits worth considering are healthy eating, financial, cleanliness, neatness, and habits that foster positive emotions to mention a few.

Challenge: Discuss, list and strategize the top four or five habits your child needs to acquire.