Our children are our post precious gifts.
It’s to them we entrust the future.
Through love, support and encouragement, they have an exceptional start.
No matter where you live, you would surely have had the opportunity to observe the behavior in children. Whether that’s in a shopping malls, on the street, in the general neighborhood or on the sporting field. According to the behavior you witness, have you ever made a snap decision on what the home life might be like? I do it constantly: I always have and I guess I always will.
There are some amazing young people around the globe. They contribute to the greater good, in countless ways. There are so many who have so much love, support, assistance and encouragement in their lives. Too often others lack positive role models and as a consequence, that void is often filled by negative influences which have a detrimental effect, and a subsequent negative impact on their lives.
It’s never too early to instill in our children the value that leadership principles can have in their lives. As children learn to embrace the power they hold within and their innate capacity to influence others, their confidence builds and they begin to evolve into role models themselves.
The life of a child is like an extraordinary, pristine, untouched canvas. The future is unmapped. As the little one grows, destiny has already begun the journey in their lives. Their dreams and goals have not yet been formulated. Their interests grow and their energies can begin to be channeled into their interests. Their thought patters are formulating and they emulate the words and actions of their role models.
Check your communication when speaking with children because their minds are like sponges. They soak up all the information. They’re eager to learn; to evolve; to expand. It’s the duty of parents, teachers, care givers and coaches to empower and enrich the lives of young people. It comes in the form of positive and life-enriching support and assistance.
To grow, thrive and evolve as loving, caring and contributing humans, children need to feel and embrace unconditional love, support and encouragement. Children need to know they matter and their lives are important. They need to know there is a solid platform beneath them and at least one pair of warm arms to hold them when they’re sad and struggling.
Not every child has the benefit of great support. Sadly, there are many who have suffered and continue to suffer at the hands of adults who are either unable or unwilling to give them love and support required to enrich their lives.
Become a strong and encouraging role model in the lives of young people. Be there to answer their questions, honestly and compassionately. Be that shoulder to cry on and always listen to their inquiries, complaints and questions. Provide them with answers which are comparable with their age and experience. Be tolerant of their behavior and the endless questions. The older they get, the more complex the questions will become. They expect more in depth answers.
Love your children with all your heart. Be strong, focused and dependable. Adopt a leadership role as you become determined to be there for them, no matter what you might be going through. Always have time for children and try to avoid pushing them away when you’re busy or distracted.
There will come a time when your children will no longer depend upon you. You will never cease to be a positive role model in their lives, but they will strike out on their own with their individual thought patterns which have already formed. While you quietly watch them, they will be armed with the tools you’ve developed within them. The values you have given them will continue to grow if you have laid the groundwork. Make all your interactions positive and life-enriching. Be proud of the young people you have mentored as they go out in the world and begin to forge a future.
Be and do the best you can. Be the great leader your children can emulate. No-one can ask any more of you than that. It creates a strong foundation for the future of those who look to you to nurture their growth and development.
Imagine the possibilities ….