Hubby and I make a pretty good team, 40 years this upcoming March! Raised 3 amazing kids and he supports my purpose, Characters of Character! Raising a family is much different from "Back in the day" if you will. There are so many more challenges in the world, not to mention chaos and confusion. Still, one thing remains the same in my opinion. Teaching our children right from wrong, being a positive role model for our children and constantly trying to make good choices. Teaching a child at an early age is vital, allowing them to grow, to make mistakes, and to be there to pick them up. It's important for a child to experience consequences so that they think twice on making a bad choice. If you're a parent, you understand this concept, and truly, especially today, YOU ARE SUPER!
Just like us, an adult, our children need an outlet to help them cope with what surrounds them on a daily basis. This can be engaging in a sport, a team sport, an art class, a writing class, a music class, a cooking class, volunteering, etc. When we are at peace within, we shine, we glow, we have a better disposition, a better attitude, a better understanding of our surroundings and we want to feel good, we want that happy place to allow us to be who we are! It's important to allow your children to express who they are, no judgements. Perhaps your child loves art and you really wanted them to be more interested in a sport. ALLOW them to be who they are! Your relationship will be better as you embrace who they are, your communications will become more open, don't judge them on their decision to follow a specific interest, unless it's harmful!
If your child enjoys music, this book references nine musical instruments. Each of the characters references an instrument and ties it into their character trait. At the end of the book are pages to write your own song, your own story and to be creative. Creativity is key to so many to express who they are, to bring them to their happy place and to learn just how creative one can truly be. Available on Amazon.
This couldn't be more accurate! I speak from experience, if you tell me something, I probably won't remember how to accomplish the task, but, if you involve me, if you allow me to help you with this task, I WILL remember. Granted, each of us and each child learns differently, absorbs their own way on how to accomplish a task. All I ask is that you are AWARE of how your children learn. They will grow!
I wasn't encouraged as a child to continue my art creativity. As a matter of fact, my high school art teacher said I wasn't that creative. Still, this didn't discourage me, I continued my passion for art and creativity. If not for my husband and our adult kids, I wouldn't have continued this passion, I would not have grown and learned beyond my wildest dreams, and I wouldn't have the opportunity to continue to create, express and make a difference in the life of a child. That my friends, is TEAM WORK! The Characters of Character are truly a family affair, from the beginning. So, think about how your child expresses who they are, what they want to do, how they engage in activities that they love, versus activities that they are not interested in. Allow them to be creative! Allow them to express who they are and allow them to experience a variety of platforms to find which one that they feel is like home.
Married with children since 1981. Love working with children and sharing the Characters of Character.