The only problem with the children I work with is that they are defeating themselves in their own mind. Thats it. By doing this, they are slowly, over time, killing their self-esteem which negatively affects their self-image and impacts EVERY aspect of their life.
Loneliness is a word that conjures up many notions, most of which are sad or negative in nature. We may think of individuals who are without friends or family, sitting by themselves, almost invisible to those around them. When we think of someone as being lonely, we think of them as being socially awkward or uneasy.
December is here and it came quick! It makes you realize how quickly life goes by if we arent paying attention. Many parents go through days, weeks and months consumed with routine (or rat race of life), they neglect to actually enjoy life!
When the school bell rings at the start of a new school year this September, parents will take note of the sudden silence at home. It is a moment to stop, catch your breath and think about the months ahead. Whether you are a working parent or staying home to care for the house and children, it seems we spend weeks preparing our children for the new school year.
It is amazing, isnt it, that we can view ourselves in a mirror one way, but see ourselves through our own eyes in another? Our perception of self is often different than the perception others have of us, and of the reflection we see when we glance in a mirror.
I remember in my early 20s, sitting at a diner with an old friend catching up and discussing life. I recall being dissatisfied with where I was and pondering what was next. My friend said to me: I feel as if you will never be happy. You are always wanting for the next. Its as if you are never satisfied.
Its a new year. Congrats. Everyone wants the new you. Its very exciting to look forward to bigger and better ideas. Its empowering! We all want bigger, better, greater, and more! Right? Before you look forward, do you know who YOU are?
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