“Lead by example”
Now, how often have you heard that saying. And yet, how many struggle to understand such a simple three little words. Instead placing the following one, “Do as I say, not as I do.” Our children will only follow our orders for so long. Their true inspiration and desire of life, falls in our actions, not in our words.
If you have a tendency to scream, yell or get upset when things don’t fall into place the way you wanted or expected. Then understand that your children will possibly react in a similar situation the same way.
If you would like your child to focus more on their education, on learning; show them that you too flourish in knowledge. This doesn’t mean that you have to read text books or watch the geographical channel, if that’s not your thing. It’s easy . . . think about it . . . we as people are learning new habits, gaining further insight each and every day that passes. This morning my son told me that in his religion class he learnt that the red and white candy cane signifies the blood and body of jesus christ. My thoughts on this are irrelevant. I still learnt a new fact. I then follow that with confirmation that I heard and that I understood.
How about our eating habits. Our precious angels will eat healthy if they see mum and/or dad eating healthy. Pretty easy, huh!
The biggest factor of all. The numero uno thing any parent can do, is pay attention, take an interest in your children’s lives.
I watch my own grow and prosper into such amazing little beings, and I love that I can acknowledge that a big part of that was because of me. They meditate, they pray, they often choose a piece of fruit over a lollipop. My children have installed into them that every day brings with it new beauty and promise. That within every moment we can find something to be grateful for. They too have a set belief system to never give up, and that dreams do come true. They have watched mummy live and breathe this, and thus they too now hold the same breaths.
It is time for us all to really understand, identify, and Lead by Example, not just instruct with words.