Raising Wholehearted Children - Part Two

Welcome to Part 2 of my Raising Wholehearted Children series of blogs ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿ”ฅ

In this 4-part blog series, I want to share with you how I’ve learned to live deeply into my own truth, how I bring personal growth into my parenting and how I introduce these topics to children so that you can do the same.

If you missed the last juicy blog you can check it out here!

Raising Wholehearted Children Step 2: So let’s start by talking about actually setting an intention.
What I mean by your intention, is the outcome that you want to have for your relationship and what that actually looks like in the real world on a day to day basis.

Your values and intention will be different from anyone else’s, but that’s a good thing my friend,!

Everyone’s value system is different and the most important thing is that you are being true to YOU and what you hold dear, so that you can create a fulfilling relationship and a compass that will help to guide your child throughout their lives, not just the stage you’re in right now and and help you become the model and not the mirror for your child. For what we reflect back, ultimately becomes part of their story and their programming (but more on that later in the series.)

That’s why all those programmes that are promising you wild success in short amounts of time are only going to lead you to failure, because they’re likely pointing you in a direction toward a goal that’s supposed to be one-size-fits-all … not one that's tailor-made FOR YOU, or how your child is going to change and develop (and I don’t want to break it to you, but they ARE going to grow up, sad but true.)

An intention is a clear vision or picture in your mind, accompanied by clear values and a strong attached emotion that allows you to act subconsciously from this place.

But how do you begin to develop this? A good place to start is by defining what values are important to you and that you would like to both embody and encourage in your child. For example:

  • Health
  • Kindness
  • Honesty
  • Courage
  • Authenticity

Think of your intention as though you are waving a magic wand and envisioning your child in 25 years time and the kind of person that they are going to be and what they are going radiate out to the rest of the world.

Then, with your values clear in your mind, add on how you would like your child to feel about themselves. Think about things such as:

  • Are they prioritising their own heath, happiness and wellbeing?
  • Do they get stuck in problems or are they able to move into solutions quickly?
  • Are they able to demonstrate empathy or help others?
  • Do they manage and express their own emotions appropriately?
  • Do they have a positive mindset?
  • Are they able to try new things and not get caught up in perfectionism?
  • Do they use their gifts and talents for a greater purpose?

Your values + Understanding the kind of human you want to raise = Your Intention

You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚
If you loved this, make sure you check out the next blog in this series, where I’ll be talking about understanding expectations and how you can start becoming more realistic and /or present with what is actually going on and stop parenting in the past or future.

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