Today is our final day of intentional conversations within this journey (hopefully not your final intentional conversation with your child! :). This series of questions for today helps model goal-setting and intention-setting – something that will be beneficial to them for their entire lives. You …
“Light fosters life. You have light to share, which means you have life to share. Don’t hide it. We all want to make a mark on the world, but oftentimes we talk ourselves out of it because we’re too busy or we assume we’re not talented enough. Hear me today: Your light shines brighter than you think it does.” -Car window poetry devotional
I read this devotional a couple weeks ago and think we could help our kids this week focus on how they can be a light to share with others.
Check out Car window poetry. Or search up “random acts of kindness.” Share this idea with your kids and then ask them specifically what THEY can do to be extra kind today, tomorrow, and on the first day of school. Share with them what you are going to do to be extra kind. Have them write it down or help them write it down to help remind them. Ask them about it later that day and see how they FELT when they were extra nice. Share how you felt and remain in the present moment of experiencing this with your child today!
Stay well, friends.
Our teachers have been such troopers all summer and as we are entering the new year, they need our support (and the support of our kids!) more than ever. Today’s conversation is about explicitly teaching our kids how to choose empathy, compassion, and grace. Before you …
We are on Day 3 of continuing conversations with our kids about shaming. Shame is such a hard word. An even harder emotion. Yet, we all have experienced it and know how horrible it is.
The trickiest part about shame messages is that we often don’t mean to invoke shame. Most times, we truly believe we are helping teach or guide those around us. However, if you are sharing a message with your child (or anyone else) that originates in a place of fear or insecurity AND is an attempt to get them to change their behavior (in a manipulative way), it might be a shame-based message. Take a moment to evaluate how you might feel if someone shared the same message with you and that might give some perspective.
Below is the video for today’s conversations. Hopefully y’all are doing well!
Stay well, friends.
So for Day 2, I want to talk about being a good friend without getting physically close to one another. Despite any of our own opinions about social distancing, it is clear that being 3 to 6 feet away from one another is a better …
In this time of uncertainty and unpredictability, it is natural for us to feel anxious about the upcoming school year. When I am feeling anxious about something, I try to be even more intentional about conversations with my kids – knowing that if I am …