Friday, June 08, 2012

Visualization is an incredibly powerful tool that we have at our disposal and can call on in a moment’s notice! Get a clear image continue reading...

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Thursday, June 07, 2012

So You've Reached Your Goal Now What???

Having just realized a monumental goal that I have been working on for the last few years I was over the moon for making it a reality, but now what???continue reading...

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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Teaching Children to Become More Independent

Children do not suddenly mature, as if by magic, on their 18th birthday! If they are to be ready for the adult world at 18 (or 21, or 25…) they need to be introduced to...continue reading

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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Kids, Goals and Confidence :)

The most successful adults that I know are not necessarily those that try hardest with goal-setting, or that read the most motivational books. They are the ones that have an inner CONFIDENCE they WILL get what they strive for.

Every baby is born with his or her own personality, and you can’t MAKE your child be self-confident. But the interactions that you have with your child at a very young age do have a significant impact on his confidence.

From the earliest age possible, try to:

1) Take a GENUINE interest in the events in your child’s life – ask what happened at school or play school, and then REALLY listen. This shows your child that he has worth because he feels worthy of your attention.

2) Offer plenty of praise and encouragement.

3) Praise effort, skills and attributes as well as successes.

4) Show your child that you have confidence in his ability to do for himself by allowing him to perform age-appropriate tasks for himself without you “helping”.

5) Allow your child to make age-appropriate decisions, and then respect them.

Happy Parenting - Have an Awesome Day!!!

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Monday, June 04, 2012

"Goal Setting For Children" Planting Positive Thoughts :)

The first time I attempted to grow a garden - I noticed two things rather quickly. One, I am not a gardener :) and two if you let the weeds get out of control, they will soon take over your garden. It is pretty easy to use that analogy when it comes to thoughts too. If you keep letting the negative ones in they will choke out the positive ones PDQ. It is not so much that negative thoughts have that much power as they are quite low on the energy scale, but enough of them piled up day after day it becomes harder and harder to get through the weeds to the flowers. By flowers I mean the good stuff - the wonderful things about YOU and your life.I had to learn that the hard way and I try and teach this lesson to my children on a daily basis, so that they won't have to wait until they are in their forties to have the same AHA moment.

I am attempting to grow a garden again this summer, as it is so nice to have fresh, organic produce, without having to go to a grocery store and pay the exorbitant prices for quality produce. It is also a good opportunity to bond with the kids and we decided it made it a weekend family project. I let my two kids choose a few packages of seeds to sow and put them in charge of keeping the weeds at bay for whichever rows of vegetables they chose to plant. That way I won't get overwhelmed when the weeds start popping up:)   Wishing you all an awesome day from KidsGoals :)

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Sunday, June 03, 2012

How to Build Your "Childs' Self Esteem" I am Unique :)

Build Your Child's Self Esteem - I'm unique! If you can get the message across to your child that he is special and unique, you will be helping him appreciate the differences between himself and others, and realize that it is everything about him that is special, all his unique characteristics, and he doesn't have to be the same as everyone else in order to be accepted.

Make a game of it sit down with a pen and paper and each write down a big list of the things you can think of that are "special" about each other. For instance, you might write things like:

 Bobby is special because:
 He can ride a two-wheeler
 He is good at drawing
 He is kind to his sister
 He helps with the chores without grumbling :) etc. 

 Bobby might write:

 Mom is special because:
 She makes my school lunch every morning
 She tells me she loves me every day and gives great hugs!
 She is good at reading stories
 She likes to spend time with me :)

 I am sure you get the gist of it - have fun :)

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Friday, June 01, 2012

Just Because :)

When I was in my twenties I was lucky enough to be invited to take part in a pilot program, called the "Contemporary Woman Project. A group of about 20 women all single Moms from all walks of life, got together, along with two counselors and spent a weekend in the woods learning how to build trust after a traumatic event. Most of the women had gone through divorce or some other trial and were having problems getting on with their lives.

 Many hours were spent "talking about our feelings" and we also had to work together to make it across a difficult obstacle course and many other challenges. I learned that when I put my mind to it I was actually quite a capable person for I had completely left my comfort zone for a few short days and learned how to rock climb a fifty foot cliff and repel back down. I will never forget the women that I met that weekend. At the end of it we were asked to write little notes about what we thought of each other. I still have those notes and call them my flowers. I read them when I am feeling down and they never fail to cheer me up.

 Think about how you could incorporate a similar idea into your children's lives. How pleased your child would feel if he found a short note in his lunchbox saying "Worlds greatest kid" or a note on the bathroom mirror saying "Smile!! Mommy loves you." Use your imagination and I am sure you can come up with something that will put a smile on your child's face. Make it a daily habit to plant flowers of encouragement where your child is sure to find them. They say it is the little things that count and a child never tires of hearing that he or she is loved and important.