Raising Angels is the goal we all start out with when having children. We all want our children to be happy, confident, creative, imaginative and fun-loving. But how do we actually achieve this? It may be easier said than done, but definitely not impossible. How you parent your child and interact with them will influence their whole life, and yours. Positive Parenting is the first step towards achieving your goal of raising an angel.
Our children are our future and it is our duty to give them the best start in life. This has nothing to do with material things. It is all about helping them develop and grow, physically and spiritually.
“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and dance” ~ Freiderich Nietsche
20 ways of Raising Angels
- Love them unconditionally
No matter what they do, love them without conditions attached
- Show them affection – hold them, cuddle them and kiss them
They need physical, loving contact.
- Laugh with them
Create an environment of laughter, become a child yourself again. Laughter is good for the soul.
- Encourage them
Give them the confidence to explore. Encourage them not only when they achieve but when they struggle too
- Praise them
Whenever you have the opportunity, no matter how small the deed, praise them.
- Motivate them
Combine the two above and tell them they can do whatever they put their minds to.
- Guide them
Direct them when they need it. But not needlessly, they need to discover for themselves too
- Respect them
Respect this beautiful soul, both in the way you look at them and the way you communicate with them
- Talk to them, not at them
Treat them like any other person you would talk to. They understand far more than you think.
- Involve them
Let them join in when you’re washing up, cooking or gardening. They will love you dearly for it, it makes them feel they are part of your world.
- Play with them
Be sure to make time for play with them. Your bonding will grow much stronger the more you play with them
- Have fun with them
Everything should be fun. Turn tasks into games. We all start out innocent and fun loving, keep it that way.
- Empower them
Give them responsibility, they will rise to it. Begin early rather than later. Let them make choices and decisions.
- Protect them
Make sure they feel safe and protected. You are their guardian.
- Learn from them
Be open to learning from them, children are our mirrors.
- Let them be who they are
Don’t try to mold them into something they aren’t. They are unique, let them grow and be who they are not who you want them to be
- Thank them
Thank them for being here, for choosing you as parents and for everything they do.
- Ask for their forgiveness
If you have misjudged or criticized when you shouldn’t have, ask for their forgiveness
- Forgive THEM
They will test you and test your patience, it’s all part of their growing. It is their way of learning what the boundaries are and of expressing their frustrations. Don’t taking it personally and be forgiving and compassionate.
- Run with them, dance with them, sing with them & laugh with them
Flood your heart with the joy that they exude.
Give your children two things: roots and wings. Give them roots to keep them grounded through tough times and give them wings to soar above everything, explore new worlds and fly farther than we ever did.