November 20, 2021
EP31 Six Powerful Ways to Teach Your Kids to Become Self-Aware, Empathetic, Communicative, Independent Problem Solvers (Part 2)
Welcome to Part 2 of the “How” series, where we are talking about how to teach your kids to become little world changers by asking all the right questions to them…and to yourselves! Parenting is not just about learning how to “get your kids to do what you tell them to do.” AH, yes, good little listeners are great and make life easy, you’re absolutely right, but it’s so important that we help foster our kids’ independence by helping them think about how to do things for themselves. We want to teach them how to problem solve, communicate kindly, use empathy, learn from their mistakes, be aware of their own emotions and learn solutions to work through those emotions so they can self-regulate effectively. The most important thing to remember about teaching them these “How-tos” is that we (bold means it’s important!!) need to be reflecting on these questions ourselves, as parents. It’s not enough to expect our kids to communicate effectively, have a handle on their emotions, or even show empathy if WE are not doing the same. Parenting is a constant reflection on how you can better yourself every day for your kids, and that is so important to remember. It’s not always easy, but it’s so worth it! Here’s to raising little independent world changers! Thanks for listening! Michelle Real Quick: For some great hands-on Fall and Thanksgiving activities www.generationonamission.com; your preschooler will have a hoot and a half with them!