As I was speaking this morning at the Freedom Middle School… I realized just how much our kids need us- not just to take care of them, but to show them (by example), talk with them, respect them, and LISTEN to them. They watch our every move just to see how much integrity we have. They want us to be honest about what’s going on in our lives (not that you tell your kids everything), and reflect how we really feel.
See children can sense when something isn’t right, regardless of how much we try to mask it – they know and they can feel it. So the more we try to hide it the less they trust us. This is why, I’ll say it again, it’s so important to take the time out to nurture ourselves, because when we’re not right, nothing is. We can be more attentive to the needs of others when our needs have been met – or at the very least, acknowledged.
We are the babies first Life Coaches :0). I believe the only way to guide them is not by always telling them what to do, but by showing them how to do it. I noticed there were quite a few kids there that were overweight. This is what’s going on in this country so I wasn’t surprised. But this is one of those examples I’m speaking of. We must show our kids a better way of living, by the choices they see us making.
I had a blast today!
Love ya’ll MUAH