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.
Ways to inspire your kids as a parent. Watch for smiles like this one! Pexels, CC0 License.
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.
This girl blows on a dandelion and makes a wish. Let’s help her dream to come true! By Pero l (Own work) (CC BY-SA 3.0), via Wikimedia Commons.
- Children need a role model. As a parent, you are the natural person that they will look up to and emulate. Your moods become their moods. Your anxieties become their anxieties. Children need to have a role model they can feel inspiration from and as a parent, it’s up to you to encourage them to dream as big as possible. If they see you living your life as the great adventure that it is, they will live their lives in the same way. It’s good for children to witness their parents working; seeing you achieve will encourage the same behavior in life.
Inspiration helps the next generation of women jump higher. Photo via Pexels.
We found ourselves caught in a shower thought the other day and it was all about how we can best inspire our daughters so that they can one day inspire others. After all, they are next generation. Of course, it is a question that started off way too big to fully wrap our heads around, which is why we stayed on that thought and kept whittling it down and whittling it down until we were left with just one word: imagination.
Imagination has been at the heart of all change, it has allowed those women we aspire to be like the women who they are. It is also a word that reverberates through a child like no other because it bubbles and fizzes with endless possibility.
All parents know how important it is to foster a child’s imagination, but actually doing so is another matter. It’s not just us either, but schools have this problem also. It could be because the word imagination is often confused with creativity, and that is often confused for people who artists and writers and sculptors. But creativity is the key skill of successful CEOs and politicians too because the power of imagination gives us the power to solve problems. Continue reading
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