Empowering Our Children With Freedom Of Voice
Revisiting the Insights as a parent has been a totally different experience for me – as if there is a whole other set of lessons available to learn. No doubt, it would be easier if our children always did as they were told, but as they grow and find their voice, we must expect that they will quickly learn to express their opinions. I remember when mine were toddlers finding their independence and they’d say “Me do!” when they were putting their shoes on or brushing their hair. This response often took a bit of patience and a deep breath to accept if I was in a hurry to be somewhere but, ultimately, I knew that their confidence would soar later on in life if I let them do things for themselves.
To empower children to have confidence in themselves and be the best that they can be, all they need is our love, patience, and praise. We must remember that our sons and daughters want to feel important and be heard, needed, safe, and loved – not ordered about.
Most children play up or explode with emotion when they’re not getting the attention or support that they need. This isn’t to say that as parents we don’t do our best for them; we may be juggling a busy life and several children – and, we, too, have melt downs when we feel exhausted and overloaded. Sometimes, we all need a ‘time out’ to gain energy and peace from the universe.
Children mostly gain their energy from us and this can leave us feeling depleted, but with time, they too will learn to gain energy from the source if we show them how. Personally, I like to meditate very early in the morning, and my children have learned to give me this time and they respect how I raise my own energy from communing with my Creator. I invite them to join in and take some deep breaths as we practice gratitude for the day, enjoying the plants in our garden. When you tap into the creative force of the universe first thing in the morning it sets you up to have a more prosperous day and ultimately be a healthier version of yourself.
Creating a kids’ garden where they have all their favourite plants, ornaments, rocks, and shells that they collect from the beach, can be a great way to allow them to have ‘their’ space to go and reflect. As they grow, we can encourage them to spend more quiet time in meditation to fill up their energy from the universe, but until they get there, it’s our job as parents and caregivers to send them energy and give them our praise and attention.
The Celestine Prophecy has been a guiding light in my parenting growth, and Karla’s example as a parent has always stayed with me, helping me to create a loving foundation of respect for my children. It helps to remind me that we are truly raising individuals, who will one day step out into this big world as adults, and we want to prepare them with the knowledge of how to receive and give energy on a daily basis as the need arises.
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