Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hey Mom and Dad Look What I can do :)

 The internet just came back on after being down for almost a day and half, due to a broken cable. I felt so lost in the morning when I couldn't sign on and write my blog for the day, It started to become a very positive habit and I actually looked forward to blogging especially since I set a goal for myself to blog on a daily basis.

I just realized today, that when I complete today's post, I will have blogged for nineteen days and on some days, I even blogged twice -  Not too shabby!!! It proves that when you set your mind to do something you really want to do, anything is possible! I know this is just a small goal, but the beauty of accomplishing the smaller goals is that you gain the willpower to try something even more ambitious. Your confidence is boosted and you start to believe in yourself again and in your capabilities.

That is why goal setting is so important for children. I always stress the younger the better and there is a good reason for this, as how a child perceives himself starts very early in life. Each new milestone, such as learning to roll over or crawl, teaches a child about their own capabilities. They may fall over but they try again and again and then one day they actually succeed, but without acknowledgement from others for their persistence it really doesn't mean a lot. Research has shown that even if a child is pleased with his achievement, if he doesn't feel loved and appreciated for his efforts, he may still end up with low self esteem.

As adults we like to be acknowledged by the boss for our hard work or by our spouse if we stick to our diet and lose a few pounds, so why wouldn't a child need the same kind of adulation - something to think about!

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