How To Teach Your Child
Why do we do what we do? It always goes back to what we learned at the beginning when we were children.
A child does not do what you want them to do. They don’t learn when you tell them what to do or how to act. You can’t tell a child to respect themselves. That is not how they learn.
If you look at communication, a very small percent of our communication is spoken. I once read that as low as 7% of our communication is spoken.
For example, you can tell a child to believe in themselves and then you expect them to believe themselves because you told them to. It doesn’t work that way.
So what DO they learn? I learned from my mentor Dr. Wayne Dyer that if you want your child to have high self respect, given that 7% of communicating is words, then you, the parent, should never ever ever let yourself be disrespected in the world.
Our kids don’t do what we tell them to do. They do what we do. They learn from our beingness, our consciousness and our self-respect.
It can confuse a child that you tell them they can do whatever they want to do in life but the parents aren’t doing that themselves. They learn by what we do and think.
Your child knows your relationship with a coffee cup because they see it daily. They also know your importance on a cell phone. They are watching all the time.
They know if something doesn’t go right, how you respond.
If you want your child to be ______________ then are you working on that and practicing that? If you aren’t don’t beat yourself up! Because congratulations, this may be the day you start.
A child watching a parent grow can be one of the greatest gifts you can give a child. Not staying the same, but growing.
If you want your child to do it, then you do it too.