Children think in the present. Their tomorrows (most of them) are fantasies of all they dream. Their today’s filled with the exploration of the day.
Every child (as they grow) can experience “little disappointments”! These disappointments are quickly erased with the following positive actions:
1 – They are not ignored by adults
2 – They are loved and told they are loved (and shown it frequently)
3 – They are played with by the (too frequently busy) adults around them
4 – They are hugged and reminded how special they are
5 – They are appreciated and shown they are appreciated by repeating the first four items mentioned
A child’s “little disappointments” unresolved can turn into Life’s big disappointments for him or her. The child can grow up to be insecure with very little or no belief in themselves.
Encourage, love and nurture a child and you promote the child’s own belief of personal self worth. They will grow up “knowing” they can handle life’s “little disappointments. Life will become filled with positive challenges not negative assessments of self worth!
Hug a child today, a whole bunch of hugs!
~ Thank you!