What Are You Teaching Your Kids?
Sometimes we all need to step back and reflect on what’s going on around us. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the busy every day hum drum of our normal everyday lives; wake up, feed the kids, get them to school, go to work etc. When you’re not at work, and they’re not at school, and you’re not cooking dinner, what are you guys doing together? How do you spend your time with each other and what kind of things do you talk about. This might be a reality check about what your kids are taking in or it might be an opportunity to strengthen your relationship with your family. Here are some tips for everyday life that parents might find helpful, especially in a family legal scenario.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words. Children, especially at younger ages, mimic what they see their parents do. It’s a natural part of being human, it helps us familiarize ourselves with our surroundings so we can learn how to interact with the world, and we’re genetically programmed to do it from birth. So things like your daily exercise routine, or lack thereof for a lot of busy parents out there with multiple jobs or long commutes, casual use of profanity, eating habits and social circles you associate with become learning tools for your kids. You might be having that, “oh geez” moment that might include a word we can’t say on here. Fear not, part of having kids is learning more about yourself than you thought you knew and passing on good habits and the ability to learn from our actions onto the next generation so we can become better as people. It’s all about the big picture.
If you see your kids displaying some less than desirable behavior, you might want to look towards who or what is influencing them to get a better handle on the situation. This doesn’t mean you need to point fingers at anyone or even yourself. All this means is that identifying the problem is the first step in correcting it; You can’t fix a car without knowing what the problem is first or you could find yourself working on a radiator when all you needed was an oil change. If your child is getting in trouble at school, swearing, keeping bad company the best thing you can do is talk to them about what they’re actions mean and the consequences those actions can have on your lives.
Read more at –> www.AboutTheChildren.org
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