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Why won't the kids come with a manual under their arm? Maybe that would be easier. Parents would know what to do and, consequently, they would be better off. So, if everything were so programmed, where would be the moments of asking for forgiveness and hugging, for example? Being parents is difficult, but it is the best adventure a person can face, it is to get on the roller coaster of emotions! But as doubts arise from time to time, here you go13 questions to know what kind of education you are giving your children and if you are putting your interests in front of theirs.
Educating, without a doubt, is one of the most complex and difficult tasks that parents face. There are so many aspects that sometimes as parents we don't know how to solve them or we get lost. In our daily family life our values come out, they show themselves; and so do our reactions and words, which are learned and integrated into the lives of our children and ... this has a lot of consequences, good and bad!
Parents, sometimes, we feel insecure or do not react in coherence with what we say. A great responsibility weighs on us, because it is not easy. Furthermore, we know that the world in which we live and which we know our children will face sooner or later is full of challenges and problems that they will have to learn to overcome. All this and, much more, creates uncertainty, insecurity, and sometimes fear and uneasiness ... It's normal, breathe!
Therefore, the important thing is that you can facilitate the ways for them to develop their strength, their internal knowledge, their capacities, their potentials, their inner world and the balance that already lies within themselves. In this way they will be able to choose wisely, so that they are good at what they do and so that thanks to it they will always be successful in their own lives, goals and desires.
If you are reading this article it is because you are a conscious parent, who is concerned about the most important aspects for the growth and proper development of your children in the world. And that is why we want to encourage you to begin, by yourselves, this work of self-observation of values and own reactions towards our children in the daily life of each day.
Find a time when you are at home and think in a relaxed way. We want to propose a game or reflection activity so that you can analyze the answer in your case, since Each of these questions will make you aware that you project in the education of the day of your children sometimes consciously and sometimes unconsciously, and thus be able to perhaps establish some change of reaction or simply to realize the patterns that you are teaching your children.
1. What do you expect from your children?
2. Do you think your expectations are consistent with their abilities and their own needs, their happiness or yours?
3. Do you think that your attitudes as a father or mother help or hinder your child to meet your expectations of them?
4. Do you practice the example, both in everyday aspects of habits, and in ways of thinking or speaking?
5. Have you tried to put yourself in their shoes, try to see the world through their eyes and their age?
6. If you have more than one child, do you consider the differences in personality and qualities by treating each one through their personal needs? Think deeply about this, it is important!
7. When there is a situation of stress or tension, do you control your nerves? What format do you handle: that of calm and communication or do you lose control and nerves reacting badly? Do you regret it later?
8. Do you know how to set limits firmly and with coherent arguments or do you break your word before they do, thus losing the power of your word?
9. Do you listen internally to your child? Who? Do you respect their tastes and emotions?
10. Do you accept your child as he is, with his best and worst things?
11. Do you apologize when you make a mistake or contradict yourself in something? Or when you betray their trust?
12. Do you make comparisons of how he should be or where he should go in life?
13. Do you provide the tools that he needs as he is and expresses or do you want him to simply go the way that best suits you, the most comfortable for you?
We hope this exercise for parents will be constructive for you, that it helps you to open your mind to the education of your children and that it allows you to find your place and your role in the family.
After honestly answering the questions I have thrown at you below, it's time to act and think about how we can give the best to our children. ¿Did you know that yoga can help you in your goal? And it is that the practice of this oriental discipline has many benefits for the development of your children.
One of the first and, perhaps most important and decisive, is that improves the child's self-esteem and also enhances the confidence you may have in yourself. Not to mention that it makes the child more sociable and the relationship with others costs less.
Another benefit of doing yoga is that it teaches how to channel emotions, calm restless minds and promote positive and awake attitudes. If your practice is firm over time, it will allow the person to have good health and wellness habits.
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