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Increasing Your Odds Of Success With Your Child

Every parent always wants to do the best for their child. They want to ensure that there going to be a success. One of the ways that you can ensure success is by giving them a strong foundation. My Facebook friend and fellow blogger, Victoria Elam of http://www.vickielam.com ,were discussing four agreements that we live by. Since we feel that by living these agreements we will be more likely to have a fun, happy and successful life, we share them with our children.

OUR CHILDREN HAVE MINDS OF THEIR OWN

As parents we need to remember that our children have minds of their own. We can provide all of the tools, give them countless opportunities and a ton of guidance but in the end it is up to them. Knowing this we can still stack the odds in  favor of success, by doing several things like maintaining our parental role, being consistent in setting guidelines, boundaries and being a great example. One other factor that I feel is really important is always praying for your children

If our children are constantly immersed in a positive and supportive environment, they are more likely to be positive adults. But positive doesn’t mean perfect. What I mean by positive means that the good out weighs the bad and positive interactions are more prevalent than non-positive. They get to see us not be perfect and not get it right every time and yet still live by our values and principles. In turn we get to also see that they are trying, learning and doing their best. This is especially true if you have teenagers, especially teen aged girls. You’re probably saying it’s true for them all because I have both or just boys.

The main point I want you to take away from this is that all we can do is our best and the same goes for our children. But if in addition to all of the other wonderful and loving things that we do for them we also include “The Four Agreements” we will increase their odds of success. Those four agreements are :

1. Be Impeccable With Your Word.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions.

4. Always Do Your Best.

The “Four Agreements along with the love, support and all of the other things you do as a parent will give your child a very strong foundation for success.  It takes a village to raise a child and 360 degrees to make a circle. Let’s fill that circle with wisdom and positive perspectives that help create amazing children. Please share your thoughts and ideas and let me know what you think.

4 Responses to “Increasing Your Odds Of Success With Your Child”

  1. Denys Kelley says:

    My daughter would laugh at me for dancing in the kitchen. She thought I was so weird. Now that she is an adult- she loves dancing in the kitchen!
    I think our kids need to know it’s okay to be yourself, at that we love them unconditionally.

    • D'TaRelle F. Tullis says:

      Denys, you are so right!!!!! They are getting messages all over the place that in order to be this or that you have to buy or do this or that. They get this message in the media, advertisement, in school and socially with their friends, it seems that everywhere you look that message is there. So it is so good that they have a safe haven in their homes where they can learn to be themselves and know that it is okay. It is also so very important that they know that they are loved unconditionally. Thanks for the chuckle. I LLLLLLLLOOOOOVVVVVVVVVEEEEEE!!!!! that you love dancing in the kitchen!Thanks so much for commenting and stopping by and please do so again.

  2. Kids soak their environment like a sponge.
    I use the reality of the connection of the circle with my kids at home.
    Everything we do impacts the rest of our links in the circle.
    Thanks for the uplifting blog!

    • D'TaRelle F. Tullis says:

      Donovan! I love that example of the circle and explaining how “Everything we do impacts the rest of our links in the circle.” It is such a great visual in helping them to understand the concept of both our connection to one another and how our actions impact that circle. It is right there for them all to see. I bet they get it too. Thank you so much Donovan for your contribution and you are so welcomed! :-)

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