Sometimes…our kids don't look to the future.
For example, they might be, oh, gee, I don't know….stealing cookies at odd moments of the day.
Which is why you notice their belly is expanding faster than their height.
Kids don't quite understand the consequences for snarfing junk food…but the results soon become obvious.
Thus, tell your kids today that they're only sabotaging their own health if they abscond with candy and cookies etc….and then give them coping mechanisms for when the urge becomes too strong.
Halting this *now* before it become a huge problem…it's a good thing indeed.
ps – speaking about cookie jars, have you seen:
Sometimes…our children are a wee bit……
With a capital L.
As in, they'll scream across the house for you to do their bidding.
Hahah! chortles MamaBear in response!
Today, remind your children that the gods gave them feet for a reason.
And no, it's not just to prop them up against their desk.
ps – speaking about boredom, have you seen:
Sometimes…our kids borrow our stuff.
And sometimes, they pretend it would be the most awesome fun imaginable if they dismantled it into bits even a microbe couldn't find.
And no, I'm not talking about my TV remote that I now have to piece together, why do you ask?
Thus today, emphasize to your children that if they borrow anything from you, they're expected to return it in the same brand-spankin' new condition they found it.
Your grey hairs will thank you for it. Sigh…..
ps – speaking about remotes, have you seen:
Sometimes our children get mad.
Sooo mad….their words start to tumble after one another and they become more and more frantic.
The plain fact is…sh*t happens.
And screaming about it isn't going to do a darned thing to change things.
So today, tell your kid to simply….breathe.
- Take a step back, take a chill pill….and then reconsider how to approach the current situation.
Almost guaranteed…the ideas that come from the next few minutes will make their lives far far easier, indeed.
ps – speaking about zen, have you seen:
Sometimes, our children are as calm and cool and collected as a 7.9 magnitude earthquake.
And that sure makes them then even more careless with their followup!
Freaking out about school starting and the like certainly is understandable…but not desirable at all.
Thus today, tell your kids that panicking will not result in anything being fixed….calm reactions, however, *will*.
Your sanity will thank you for it.
ps – speaking about calmness, have you seen:
Sometimes our kids *really* get into online games like Starcraft, Team Fortress 2, and the like.
And other times, that's all that their lives consist of.
But were you aware of the entire universe of fanfiction that's available regarding it?
Fan fiction requires (get this!) *reading*.
And because it's about their interests….chances are, they'll be quite willing to at least take a gander at it.
But you now something?
- Some of that fanfic can make your kids *cry*.
- And some of that fanfic can make your kids *think*.
In other words, it provides your children with points of view….they might never have considered before.
Thus, today, tell your child to explore the quality fanfic that's online regarding their games.
Then ask them to share the most soul-searing of them with you….and read it for yourself.
HD1 did that for me yesterday, and I'm still reeling. A totally awesome experience….it was.
ps – speaking of fan fiction, have you seen:
Sometimes, our kids just don't plain….*think*.
And sometimes, they look to others to solve their own issues.
It's normal, I suppose….kids, not having adult responsibilities, tend to look for the moment instead of the long term goals.
Thus, today….tell your child that there's a reason for that large roundish object that sits on top of their neck.
In other words,
Use their awe-inspiring head when encountering challenges!
Be proactive….and think.
They might be surprised at what they discover.
ps – speaking of brains, have you seen:
Sometimes our kids can get…. a wee bit….too intense.
'course, the challenge is, *they* don't recognize that; to them, they're just being normal.
But to their peers, they're viewed as *abnormal*.
Just sayin' .
Now, while I'm all for being unique and standing out from the crowd and all that jazz, quite often unless your child is supremely self-confident and couldn't care less what other people think, they need to fit in with their peers.
It could be that what's normal for them….is too extreme for the rest of the world.
And their good intentions will be received extremely negatively indeed.
Thus, tell your child today to always be alert as to how they're perceived. If it's not positive, *tone it down*.
Maturity will hopefully cause their peers to appreciate their zaniness or helpfulness, or proactiveness in the future, but for now….
Tone it down.
It might help prevent them from being targets of bullies in the future.
ps – speaking about bullying, have you seen:
Sometimes our kids give too much of themselves to others.
And sometimes our kids lack the maturity to realize when it's simply not appreciated…and to just…*stop*.
Thus, today, tell your children to give of themselves *wisely*.
Explain to them that their friendship is a *gift* and *they* themselves are a gift to their friends.
If their friends cannot appreciate that…it's their loss.
ps – speaking about stupidity, have you seen:
Sometimes…our kids have really really bad dreams.
They can even swell into gargantuan nightmares of Godzilla-like proportions…and wreak havoc on them once they awaken in the morning.
But…there's always a silver lining in a nightmare…and it's this.
Bad dreams can result from your child's inner fears of "what if", and cause them to "live out", so to say, their worst fears.
However, because it's in their dreams, they're *not* experiencing the physical manifestations in real life.
The emotional toll, however, is just as dramatic.
So your kids get the benefit of experiencing something terrifying in complete reality safety.
Why is this a good thing?
Well, once the emotions die down, you can debrief with your children what they thought the dream might have meant, and more importantly, how they can use that knowledge in future life challenges.
Thus, when your children wake up from bad dreams, hold them close, go over what it might have meant…and then talk about how they can use what they experienced to help them cope with whatever might come at them later on in life.
It's a very scary thing to do, yes…but also….extremely empowering to boot.