Family Safety Tip #1: Make a decision to provide ample resources for helping each child to become more independent. Visit your local library for ideas.
Family Safety Tip #2: Invest time with each child to assist with the development of visually creating their own purpose, vision, mission and values statements.
Family Safety Tip #3: Monitor your child’s progress and development. Address areas for improvement at your weekly family meetings.
Family Safety Tip #4: Follow up with a weekly checklist of completed goals and implement a family rewards system. Use stickers for younger children and the “Points” system for older children.
Family Safety Tip #5: Protect your children with daily prayers.
Family Safety Tip #6: Teach your children leaderships skills for adding value to their community. Volunteer monthly as a family unit in helping others in need.
Family Safety Tip # 7: Read one book monthly or attend a class/workshop at your local community college for gaining wisdom for sharing with your children.
Family Safety Tip # 8: Secure your own emotional state by filling up on joy daily.
Give yourself a clear visual image of exactly the kind of parent you would like to become. Move strategically and skillfully daily into the desired path with the feelings you would like to experience with your new image.
Having provided yourself with a powerful and empowering vision of the parent you would like to become, begin slowly activating your vision. Put full confidence in your ability to parent your child with excellence. Stay grounded in your potential to care for your child with abundant love, peace and joy. Share your success report with your spouse and other parents.
Starting your day with a written plan for investing your greatest commodity is a wise decision. Parenting effectively within the next twenty-four hours is a skill that must be mastered. With a plan in hand for investing your next twenty-four hours strategically, the return on invested time will expand your capacity to receive the joy and peace associated with parenting. Below is a sample breakdown for investing your next twenty-four hours wisely.
Sample Breakdown include:
-Sleep (7-8 hours)
-Productive-Generating Income (7-8 hrs)
-Family ( 3 hrs)
-Exercise (1 hr)
-Relaxation/Prayer (2 hrs)
-Social ( 2 hrs)
The most common complaint of parents is, “It’s not that I don’t know what to do, it’s that I don’t do what I know!” Doing too much for your children is an excellent example of knowing what to do, but not doing it. This is called over parenting.
Children can only relate at the level of their parents perception or thoughts of who they are. If the perception of your child is limited, you will find yourself doing everything for them because you believe they are incompetent.
If the perception of your child is uplifting, you will eagerly provide tools and resources for your child to increase his/her capacity for self-growth.
Take time to reflect on the state of your mind before reacting or responding to your child. Look at your children’s potential, not their inadequacies or mistakes.
Instead of giving answers to your children’s questions, use this opportunity to empower them. Turn the tables by asking your child the same question allowing room for them to repossess their own problems. Making decisions for your children can cripple their performance level.
Challenge your children to make decisions that increases their potential for success. Provide opportunities that stimulate your child’s thinking toward achieving a higher performance level.
Set a higher standard of performance for yourself and your children. Refuse to parent your children with a limited mindset.