You can make choices in the moment that determine your energy, influence the way you lead and craft the meanings your child takes from the exchange.
Time with your child, is more than time with your child. They make meaning out of that time with you, meanings like: I believe I am worthy of your time. I believe someone likes to play with me.
If my child gets great grades but has done it for the outcome, I don’t really value it. On the other hand, if he gets great grades because…
You know not to yell at your kids, yet when you’ve had a full day or week and given some much of yourself to work, there’s not much of the good stuff left for your family.
Did you feel that I was being too picky? A few years ago, I would have too. Here’s why being able to say No is so important as a modern day parent.
I was the person and the mum who gave everything to everyone. My needs were last. And what I realised was it had nothing to do with anyone else and everything to do with the way my mind was wired.
Research tells us that approximately 1 in 3 working mums and 1 in 3 working dads say their mental health is affected as a result of trying to balance work and parenting responsibilities.
Understanding your beliefs and how they are formed and developing the leadership skills that enable you to instill specific beliefs that are core to your child carving out their own path for their future, is important.
Understanding the research on entrepreneurial attitudes and motivations helped me to understand and appreciate my son.
Here’s just a few of the ways it is helping me to nurture (and not shut down), his entrepreneurial abilities.