What are we teaching “our” children?
A great deal of responsibility falls on your shoulders if you are an educator, a parent or a grandparent. Yet, all of us have children in our lives, even if they are just on the outer periphery.
My children are all grown, yet I work part-time as an educator and I am a grandparent. However, my view is that as adults, we all have a obligation to teach the children…
Wherever we go, especially these days with the proliferation of cell phones and security cameras, we are being watched. Yet, even before all of the modern technology, we were being watched by little curious eyes. And behind those curious eyes are maturing, growing brains that soak up everything like a sponge.
Think back to some of your earliest childhood memories…
Hopefully, your mind brought back a delightful memory, however, for many it brought back something painful. That’s because we remember those things more strongly, they impress deep within our minds and can have a profound effect on molding who we are.
So take a moment to reflect on that same memory or another one…
If you, grown up and far removed from those events still remember them vividly and the emotions are still strong then please think about the impressionable minds of the children around you. You are molding their memories.
This puts us in a very powerful position to affect the future…
What world are you shaping by your words, your behavior and actions?
You are a powerful catalyst; everything you do and say leaves a mark…
What mark are you leaving?
I work with all ages of children
Here are some rules that we never grow too old to follow:
- Be Polite- saying please and thank you, etc. are always in style
- Share- there is enough for everyone, we are blessed double when we share
- Speak Kindly or not at all- we can disagree in ways that are respectful/kind
- Keep to Yourself- don’t go into someone else’s space uninvited
- Put it/give it back- if you took it out/used it put it away, if you borrowed it return it
- Keep Each Other Safe- help out when/where you are able or find someone who can
- Don’t Litter- find a trash receptacle
- Spread Love- it is a seed that renews and is free to share, it grows well everywhere!! 🙂
These simple rules can have a HUMONGOUS impact on the lives around you, especially the children. Oh and by the way, if you follow these rules the bounce back effect is wonderful.
Now imagine a world were everyone followed these simple precepts…
I can see it, it is just around the corner. Let’s turn that corner together!
Thanks for reading,
Oh my, my, my you are such wonderful amazing beings. We sing for you, We praise with you. You are the children of the future. You are the leaders of today. You are so wonderful and amazing. We come to bring you light and love. We come to touch upon your hearts and help you reach out in love. We shower you with love and blessings. You can share it all abundantly it will never run out. You are an overflowing vessel of all good and love. Spread your light and your love. Love, love, love……….