So I was listening to a podcast which totally resonated with me.
A great motivational speaker, Robin Sherma talks about ‘growing your children’ in the same way you would grow a flower, with water, nurture, sunlight, look after it.
At the moment my times with the children are pretty hectic, wild, impatient, patient, I’m learning, they’re learning, schedules, routines, teething has almost finished, bed wetting has begun, still cleaning bottles daily, feeding through the night, teasing each other, life is just crazy at times with a 2 and 3 year old, just a year apart, as you can imagine.
That said, I’ve always been mindful of the kind of mum I want to be…even though I lose it big time a couple of times a week or a month😀, I know the kind of children I want to raise.
As they get older and this crazy phase settles, I will teach them kindness, self respect, to be the best at what they can be, to never give up, reach out to others, be thankful from a young age, I will teach them business as soon as their old enough.
I will show them that both Mummy and Daddy work because it’s good for you, exercise ( though, I admit, I’m new to it. ) it’s good for your mind as well as your body. To be mindful of others and your surroundings. To read, and fall in love with quiet time. My list goes on and on.
I don’t just want to bring them up with just please and thank you , I want them to want more.
I want them to reach out to the child on the play ground that no one is playing with and ask them to join in. I want them when they’re adults to see a need in another person and reach out. I want them to know Mummy and Daddy loved them more than they will ever know.
Robin Sharma finished his quote on 4 things he always taught his children every night, I endeavour to do the same:
- Whatever you want to do, DO IT
- Whatever you want to be, BE IT
- Never give up
- Always remember mummy loves you
Do you have any rituals or ideas that you’d like to share- I’d love to hear them, I love this kind of thing? ❤