How confident is your child? There are so many opportunities and so many distractions. Because growing up today is hard, are you living anonymously?
Some of us would covet the idea to run and hide. Who wants the attention anyway, except those social media extroverts.
With our world so connected with technology, our children have no space to create and explore, expanding their own imagination and knowledge.
There’s a battle to find time on the calendar to “chill out”.
However, what I have noticed as technology has advanced and an overabundance of activities have ruled the “must do” to get ahead, our children are falling further behind.
Rest is not a priority. Late nights are the norm. Tests and grades become the focus; scoring higher is always better.
But as the week and months progress, the frustration and tiredness sets in. And then confidence begins to dwindle.
There is so much stimulation that the priorities get lost. Then the confusion begins.
- Am I good enough?
- I did it all before. Why can’t I get it all done now?
- What do I really want?
- Where can I go and hide?
- Who am I?
- All I want to do is quit.
When I say this to myself, I feel so empty. When my child says it, my heart is torn into pieces.
As our perspectives shift, that’s when we become insecure.
If we want to build-up our children increasing both their abilities and confidence, we have to help them K.N.O.W.
The K.I.S.S. ~ K.N.O.W.!
Confidence can’t be made up by the reactions of the world. It can’t be found in the stuff that you do. Anything that can be taken from you does not add confidence to your life.
You want to instill the “KNOW” in both you and your child.
1. Know whose you are. You are a child of God. You are created in the image of God. Your child is created in His image. Don’t let what others say shake your confidence. You have nothing to prove.
“I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8
2. Nimble in mind. Quick and alert. Discerning and wise. Make decisions that are best for YOU, best for your child. This is not about looking left and right to see what friends and neighbors are doing. Do what is right for your child.
3. Own what you can control. Don’t overthink someone else’s trash. Don’t overthink someone else’s dreams. Dream your dreams. Give your child space to soar on wings like eagles. They don’t need to borrow anyone else’s dreams.
4. The Wonderment of a child. This is your child-like faith. Your child takes cues from you. Are you believing in who you are? Are you believing in your child?
And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3
This is the time for your imagination and hope to flourish. Don’t extinguish that which may ignite confidence.
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