Positive Affirmations for Parents
Our greatest hope for our children is that they're able to live full, healthy, happy lives.
As their guardians, that's a tall order. It's tough to shoulder the weight of the pressure to be our kids' primary teachers and guides.
We also know that teaching our children through our words is entirely different than living the lesson we'd like them to learn. In other words, they learn how to be by watching how we behave.
Our words tell part of the story, but our actions project our beliefs.
I'm beginning to witness this truth on a daily basis as my 18-month old mirrors not just what I say but how I speak, down to the tone of my voice. He watches how my husband and I treat each other, and he mimics the way we read, hug, play and eat. I am in constant awe of how much he absorbs!
While it feels intimidating to know that my best moments and my worst moments may hold equal weight in his memory, I feel more motivated than ever to carve out the time to take care of myself. For me, self-care means choosing "pockets of time" activities that nourish my mind, body, and heart.
One of the most powerful practices I've learned involves words paired with action. I'll share this very practice with you today, along with a beautiful, simple way to incorporate this practice into your daily life.
In this video, you'll learn:
Two affirmations that you can use today.
The powerful example we set by practicing positive affirmations.
The scientifically-backed strategy to make affirmations stick.
My favorite time-saving trick to kill two (self-care) birds with one stone.
Four simple ways to integrate affirmations with movement