I came across a video today that really hit home. At first a played it and didn’t like it. It seems like they were blaming the parents for why the kids are acting badly towards other kids. But I kept it playing as I did other things. As it played I heard an AMAZING message for ALL kids.
If we were to write down this message and have it posted for kids to see. If they read it just once everyday it would be in their minds. It would help them get through the bad days, it would remind them they are stronger than the words that other people say to them.
Please check it out. And if you agree with me at all please share it! I can’t believe this video has such a small number of views! This is something every parent and child should see!
Do you think if everyone believed this message that the world would be a better place? I think if we can stop giving bullies the reactions they seek, we can end bullying! What do you think?
Do you ever say things to your kids just because it’s what you have always heard about yourself? Do you think these things affect how they feel. As a kid if you were told something over and over again did you start to believe it was true? The answer is probably yes. Now what if that thing you were told was a negative comment. Even if the person saying it wasn’t trying to put you down or hurt your feelings.
I have chosen to parent my children differently. A lot of my choices are not “mainstream”. This is great for my younger kids, they get mommy’s attention when they need it and how they need it. The problem is that I have not been parenting my oldest daughter in the same way. When you have been doing something for 9 years one way it’s REALLY hard to change. I am trying to make that change and it’s very difficult.
Perhaps by taking things one small step at a time I can become the mother I want to be with my oldest too. My fist step will be to not force her into what everyone expects her to be. She is who she is, yes there are a lot of people who don’t like who she is. The kids at school (she gets bullied), her teachers (she doesn’t preform in class the way she should), us (she never seems to listen or care about what we say). But that’s ok, she is perfect just the way she is. Perhaps if I can accept this (and stop seeing her faults as my failures) than maybe we will all be much happier for it.
These videos are what helped bring me to this conclusion. Maybe it’s time I start questioning the “norm” for my oldest as well.
I know they are commercials, but the message in them is so important that they are worth sharing.
I spend a lot of time concentrating my blog posts on my younger kids, so here is one geared toward the older kids. My daughter has problems in school. She is very easily distracted and has problems getting her work completed in the time given. She’s very smart and understands the work, she just has a problem getting her ideas down on paper.
We have looked at a few options (one that resulted in her getting glasses due to her eye’s not focusing properly) and still with all the adjustments we have made she still continues to struggle. So I am going to start spending more time with her, helping her to focus on a tasks. Hopefully these ideas will help make the school work easier. We are trying our hardest to avoid medicating her as I don’t think that is in her best interests (she is in no way hyper in class, she just prefers to daydream).
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So you want to be a stay at home mom (or dad) but you just don’t know how you could ever afford it. Have you ever looked at how much it is costing you to work? That’s right it costs you money to work everyday. Especially if you have kids. Here is the break down I used when I looked at whether or not it was worth returning to work.
The first place I started was by Continue reading
Quiet time, whether it’s nap time or bedtime is always awesome when you are a parent. When you are busy running around after a toddler that break in the middle of the day gives you the energy to keep going in the afternoon.
Sometimes when the kids sleep it’s nice to cuddle up and join them for a snooze. It’s hard work being a parent you are aloud a rest too.
My favorite part about bedtime is not that I can wash more laundry and clean up the house (however these are great parts too) My favorite thing to do is watch them sleep. Watching a baby sleep is awesome. Even as that baby grows, even when they are a preteen watching them sleep is still a very relaxing way to pass time.
What is your favorite thing about quiet time?
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