Saturday, September 23, 2017

Children Deserve Our Best!

I listen and learn from our children.
I trust and believe in children.
I open my heart to forgive us for neglecting what is important.
I take care of what is mine to love, nurture and take impeccable care of.

Children Need Our Attention

Parents are busy.
Parents make money.
Parents have lives to live.
But are we doing what is most needed?

Children are teaching us to pay attention.
Children need security and structure.
Children need opportunity and learning.
Children need confidence and appreciation.

What do we do with our families?
Are we learning and growing together?
Do we have structure and security?
Are you we learning and growing together?

Yes, life is more difficult in some ways.
But perhaps it is time to become more simple.
We can look at our priorities and principles.
Have we stopped for a moment and reassessed our options.

We can always do what our neighbors are doing.
We can make sure we have a job, school and media.
We can pay our bills and follow the law, but do we care out one another?
We can do what is right in public, but do we treat one another with respect?

Our children need role models.
They learn from their parents, teachers and other adults.
They see our happiness and health, our caring and helpfulness.
Our youth wonder how hopeful and helpful life can be and happy life will be.

Are we complaining and demanding?
Are we showing them interest and courage to live life well?
Are children imagining how good life can be or how difficult?
Are we really proud of our accomplishments and contributions?

Let us look at the world our children see and ask what we want them to be.
Let us show them the way we want them to live and give, to learn and grow.
Let us let them know who valuable and important they really are to us and to themselves.
Let us begin by treating everyone with dignity and respect, with trust and encouragement.

Our next generations need us to believe in them.
Our children need the best education and opportunities.
Our children grow best in happy healthy environments focused on enjoying their learning.
Our children deserve our positive attention with an intention to show them our best selves.

It is time we turn our lives into what we want for them to have and enjoy.
Loving all our children,……and one another.
Betty Lue 
If Children (and Adults) Live With……….
If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with: criticism, hostility, fear, pity, ridicule or jealousy,
       they will learn to: condemn, fight, be apprehensive, feel sorry for themselves, feel shy and feel envy

If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and others.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

From Dr. Wayne Dyer 
What Do You Want More Than Anything For Your Children? 

•           Value Themselves
•           Be Risk Takers
•           Self-Reliance
•           Freedom from Stress and Anxiety
•           Have Peaceful Lives
•           Celebrate Present Moments
•           Experience a Lifetime of Wellness
•           Creativity
•           Fulfill Their Higher Needs
•           Feel A Sense of Purpose

YOU must Demonstrate / Model:
• The ability to enjoy life.
• Be a positive example.
• Clarify what you know and how you feel.
• Be expressive (Feel–Want–Willing