We all have our routine to get up and get us pumped for the day. For some it is music and others journaling, a chat in the mirror or even a little saying. Whatever, it is we all have our thing. However, what about children? How are we pumping up our children to face their day? We want the best for our children no matter what. So, should we not be setting them up to have the best possible mental health as well? Here are five mantras and/or topics that should be given to your child on the regular to help them create a successful day!
- Failure will happen, and it is okay. We should encourage failure to our children. It is how we learn what to do and how to get back up. If we take a look at the people who have had great success or impact in this world, we will find they have one major thing in common. They failed before they succeed.
a. “Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.” – Zig Ziglar
b. “When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” – Ellen DeGeneres
c. “Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
- Responsibility- You, are in charge of your actions. We want to protect our children no matter what. But we could be doing more harm than good when we do not hold them accountable for their actions and what follows when negative choices are made.
a. “If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.” – Les Brown
b. “With great power comes great responsibility.” – Voltaire
c. “The price of greatness is responsibility.” – Winston Churchill
- Kindness matters. We are so quick to build our children up. We focus on their milestones being hit. How much they can spit out regarding academics. But we cannot forget about others and the power of a smile. This topic covers my favorite quote of all time.
a. We need to care less about whether our children are academically gifted & more about whether they sit with the lonely kid in the cafeteria.
b. ” No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
c. “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” -William Arthur Ward
- Self-affirmation- We should have our kids love themselves. They should have the confidence and understanding of all the above topics to build themselves up. But it never hurts to use a quote and build your child up as well
a. I am loved
b. There is no one better to be than myself
c. My challenges help me grow
Above all else none of these things can happen without the other one. “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” Kindness doesn’t come at the cost of intelligence. Loving yourself doesn’t come at the cost of responsibility. Everything in this life is a fine balance. We should encourage our children and guide them along the path to be well rounded individuals.
Child Success Advocate
Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher