Do you remember being five or six years old, and daydreaming about climbing mountains or heading into space as an astronaut? That free spirit you once had is probably dampened down by life, responsibilities and stress. However, you can probably now see that same free spirit in your children.
They believe in magic and fairies and the ability to have wishes come true on stars and eyelashes. It’s easy to be jealous of their unwavering faith in everything beautiful in the world when you’re an adult. When you are working full-time and raising a family as well as keeping a house, finding time to feel anything but exhausted is difficult. Children are resilient creatures, but they’re also little sponges. So, if they see you are struggling for any reasons, they will pick up on it and your behaviours get mirrored.
Wouldn’t the world be a much better place if we still saw it for its wonder in the way that children do? The thing is, this is still possible. The world is a better place when we encourage our children to keep seeing the world the way it always has been; beautiful and magical. You want to be able to inspire your children to keep seeing things as real as possible, but see the beauty in it all.
Inspiring your children is so much more than the décor in their bedrooms. It’s more than the Hamilton Selway artwork that you commission for the home, full of inspiring quotes to fill their day. Children are passionate people, just like adults are, but they have the advantage in that they have the time to change the world where grown-ups are simply running out! If you are a parent that is struggling to find ways to nurture and inspire your children, then you’ll love these four helpful ways to keep your children seeing stars in your eyes.
As a parent, you need to give as much inspiration as you can to the children that you raise. They are little beacons of light and they have so much of life ahead of them. If you can drum it into them that they can be someone better than they imagined, then you have achieved what is impossible for most. Be the inspiration your children need to see to emulate. Make them realize that the world is theirs for the taking and they will be inspired.
Great post, Christy! You are so right. We as parents have to remember our kids are always watching! :)
Amazing post. All parents need to read this 😊
Lovely post Christy, and so true. When I think of what I could have achieved if… I wasn’t taught to dream big — in fact I was taught not to dream at all. So now I like to say “Don’t just dream big. Dream even bigger!” Hugs.
A great post, Christy. It is really hard to give children free time in this oversubscribed world but I really do try.
Not a parent but loved it all the same.
Great post for upbringing children correctly!!
I love this philosophy, Christy – right on the money!
A super read! There’s nothing more important than teaching our children that anything is possible and that they should always dare to dream!
So glad you got the message and love your encouraging comment!
Children, like any adult as well, need a source of constant inspiration, to make their imagination fly, the games children play, and books they read are very important to stimulate their imaginations, and turn into better adults. Parents and teachers roles are very important as well. :-)
Great points here, dear you!!
I love every word of this post! ❤️ If you choose to have children then they should be your passion. Teaching them everything you wish you knew as a child and more.
Great post👌 I always make it a point to watch what I say and do, knowing my child’s behavior and outlook in life will be a reflection of mine.
Love your post!!! Children are the future and they are so amazing, having a positive outlook on our own life makes a huge difference in any kids life too… loved reading this thanks!!!!
Cheers to your enthusiasm for the next generation!! :)
Great message! It’s sometimes hard to balance free time because of all the pressure put on children these days. As I sign my child up for all honors classes, I thought about this. Am I challenging them too much? Are they challenging themselves too much? Is that a good thing, or a bad thing? Why can’t they just be kids! Thanks for sharing.
It’s a balance to keep, for sure. But as long as you follow your instincts you’ll do a great job as a parent :)
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