Isn't it amazing what happens when we consciously step back more and start allowing our children to do more by themselves ? I've often noticed how very hard this is, for moms especially, yet the rewards are immense.
When we resist the urge to take over, talk for them, help them by insisting on doing it 'our' way, or give in - and instead use encouraging words ....we're actually :
- giving them the space to figure things out - allowing them to learn from and by their mistakes - teaching them that they are more capable than they realize - improving their sense of independence - strengthening their mastery - building the self esteem
I believe all children everywhere have a natural drive towards being competent and capable - they often just need more chances to do so (which is where our actions and reactions become so powerful).
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Balancing work and home demands really isn't easy. And then sadly, we tend to judge ourselves so harshly on top of those demands. Why is it that as moms we are often our own worst enemies? Instead of judging yourself, why not try some of these positive words instead - - I am balancing many demanding roles at once - I am doing enough - I am doing the best I can - I am enough
Once we repeat these sentences over and over, they start to become our new reality and it's amazing just how powerfully positive thoughts work.
Pretty soon you'll be feeling a whole lot better about just how much you're balancing and how really and truly amazing you are!