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Showing posts with label Courage Tip of the Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Courage Tip of the Day. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Courage Tip of the Day

Write yourself a thank you note.

Be sure to note all the things you do that make you an awesome parent! (i.e. showing up at your child's play or sports events, apologizing when you raised your voice, reading a bedtime story even when you're tired, listening intently to your child recount his/her day, being on time, making healthy meals...day after day after day, coaching your child to be courageous even when you were afraid!)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Courage Tip of the Day

Be a HIGHLIGHTER for your kids. When you see them do something challenging, even if it's as simple as remembering to hang up a coat or take turns, tell them you noticed! That's encouragement.

What we notice, we get more of!


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Courage Tip of the Day

Tell your kids about a time you were scared; they don't always realize that grown-ups feel fear, too. This helps to normalize fear as a part of life. Through story you can help teach them to listen to their fear as their own alarm system, (like Peter Parker's aka Spiderman's 'Spidey sense') and also how to overcome both real and imagined fears.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Courage Tip of the Day

Write your child a thank you note today. What? Your child can't read or write yet? That's okay, you can! 

Maybe even enclose a drawing of your own?  Our kids love to see and even giggle over our drawings.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Courage Tip of the Day

Find or print out a favorite photo of a relative who doesn't live nearby or who has died.  Give the photo a seat at the dinner table tonight and include that person in the conversation!  Say a few words about what you appreciate/appreciated about this relative.  Practice an attitude of gratitude

(Living in Japan and other parts of Asia for many years, Lisa had the honor of visiting many homes with small shrines in family living rooms where each family member practiced daily devotional meditation or sent prayers of thanks to their ancestors.  Complete with food, drink, candles, and/or incense offerings.)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Courage Tip of the Day

Make a mental list of three things you are thankful for today.  Practice, and talk about with your kids, "an attitude of gratitude".  

Dr. Brené Brown's (2010) research shows that joyful people actively write, say, and offer prayers of gratitude as a primary spiritual courage workout.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Courage Tip of the Day

Is there something you started that you can go back and finish?
(a knitting project that just got too hard and the yarn all tangled?  a room half painted deep ruby red that looked so good in Home Depot?  a novel stopped just as the plot thickened? a skating class that you quit where you'd fallen on your butt too many times to count?)