If you are following our parenting journey you know that this post isn’t just about parenting. You know it is about a specific issue in my household that I am sharing with you. You can find the details of what is going on and what we are trying out in my previous two entries linked here:Parenting and Parenting Volume 1. You can recap by visiting them.
I am sharing tips and strategies that we are trying out in order to create a more peaceful and happy home. One thing that we have been doing almost every day of the week is writing out and reciting positive affirmations. As you know from previous posts we are very much “into” the power of positive thinking. You can check out our print outs and more about positive affirmations here.
Positive Affirmations are positive statements about who you are and what you can become or experience. They help us focus on what we want, and makes us feel good. We all tend to be a little bit more negative than positive, we tend to believe the “I can’t” more than the “I can” the “I am not” more than the “I am”, it is something we have been taught for generation after generation for the most part. There are some of us who are more positive and that is great for others we have to work at it. Well I am one of those people who have to work at it. But my intention is to raise my kids the best I can to be positive human beings. To be empowered and to have the tools such as using positive affirmations to help them on their journey.
If you are like me, who believe in “What we think, we create” then you can see why our thoughts, words and beliefs are so powerful as creating tools that are at work all the time whether we are conscious of it or not. Our thoughts affect our emotions, our emotions are so powerful in creating, in attracting, in manifesting, It sets out what will come into our lives as well as what we put out. If we feel good we will be more positive, and more positive things will occur, even if something bad or disappointing happens we will handle it in a better way. So I think it is extremely important to empower children, especially my children with the I can do it attitude.
So in regards to our issue of bad tempers, aggravation, jealously…this is another tool like the last volume. When we are feeling down, angry or upset, using positive affirmations and visualizations can change our focus from what we do not want to what we do want. It completely changes our mood.
Since we have been working on handwriting I made some positive affirmation worksheets for my daughter to work on, so I will share them with you. We use one sheet everyday, there are a few sheets so you can switch them out and they aren’t the same all the time.
Stay tuned for the next volume we will have different tips, techniques and things that we are trying out.