If I had My Child to Raise Over Again…
If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d finger paint more, & point the finger less,
I’d do less correcting, & more connecting,
I’d take my eyes of my watch,
and watch with my eyes,
I would care to know less,
and know to care more.
I’d take more hikes & fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, & seriously play.
I’d run through more fields, & gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging, & less tugging.
I would be firm less often, & affirm much more.
I’d build self-esteem first, & the house later.
I’d teach less about the love of power,
And more about the power of love.
It is said that hindsight is 20/20 vision! Imagine if we as parents or caregivers had the knowing & self-awareness about raising our children consciously. Perhaps, we would be living in a totally different world! The truth is, we all try the best we can, with the resources we have, however, our own insecurities & emotional content often becomes the lens through which we raise our children. And it is not always on cue!
But, we have the ability to refine our parenting skills & our interactions with our precious children. We can tap into their innate genius, their profound wisdom and open hearts to steer them lovingly into a place of sheer magnificence.
Throw away their crutches & let our children use their wings!