It’s important to realize that not to get stuck in the past or caught up in the future; you miss the precious moments that make up our lives! Human nature is unappreciative of what is in the moment as we are conditioned to have attachments to things in the past and to focus on what we desire in the future.
A gratitude journal is a diary of things for which one is grateful for. Gratitude journals are used by individuals who wish to focus their attention on the positive things in their lives. Our current beliefs and habits result from our repeated thoughts. If our child wasn’t able to come up with something they are grateful for because they are in such a negative space, we knew we needed to replace these negative thoughts with positive ones and used affirmations to do so.
Do you think of yourself as wealthy? Do you tell your children that you are wealthy? What if you looked at defining wealth differently?
Allowance gives you the opportunity to show your children how to manage money. Allowance in our house is divided into four categories: savings, spending, investment and giving back.
Less than 31% of children between the ages of 12-18 receive financial literacy information at school and only 1% of parents say their kids save anything from their allowance. Wow! We are sending our children off into the world completely ignorant about money. Teach your children how to have a prosperous, success-ready money mindset.
A key factor to raising successful children is the thoughts that we ingrain in our children from a very young age about money. See if some of these resonate with you, perhaps you heard them when you were a child and/or perhaps you say them to your children now.
Sometimes parents get so caught up in giving to their children that they miss what power they do have. It is important to understand the difference between a parental obligation and a privilege.
Use natural consequences or your children’s currency to set up what you feel are the expectations in your house. And, did you know that consequences can be positive?
You may notice that I don’t often get punitive with my kids, I get curious. This leads me to asking questions to truly see where they are at in their life at that moment in time. l invite you to do the same —ask questions of them and their Key Influencers.
My son taught me that something we, as parents, teachers, coaches, etc., might perceive as ‘normal’ or ‘right’, isn’t always the case! When I didn’t see what he wanted to read as the ‘right’ reading materials, I shut him down. When I heard his words and supported him, he blossomed.