How to help Kids Develop Positive Life Choices.

Leading by example is one of the best ways parents can help their children make positive choices. Most of what kids learn during early childhood is gleaned from the input of others. The more important a person is to the child, the more critical their input. Use this guide as a starting point for thinking about how to model positive behaviors for your kids.

Modeling Charity  

Parents should model charity to their children. This negates selfishness while helping to develop compassion for those less fortunate. Introducing the concept of empathy is a great way to teach children about charity from a young age.

Getting Active Together 

Regular exercise helps increase brain health, maintain a healthy weight, and decrease the risk of multiple diseases. Make exercise a habit by getting active with your children. For example, consider taking a short walk around your neighborhood each day after dinner and before beginning your family’s bedtime routine. Take your children hiking, swimming, or bicycling. Another fun idea is to search for active classes, such as dance or martial arts, that your family can participate in together. 


Seeking Higher Education 

Help your children understand it’s never too early to start thinking about what they’d like to do as adults. Discuss their dream careers and how to best achieve them, whether it be college, technical school, or a certification course. Model the benefits of higher education for your children by enrolling in an online degree course.

If you’ve always wanted to work with young children, a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSED) is an excellent choice. Online schooling allows you to pursue your degree at a pace that works best for you, between your other responsibilities. 

Promoting Acceptance 

Children aren’t born racist, sexist, or otherwise discriminatory. Promote acceptance in your children by modeling this behavior in your interactions with all people, especially those different from you. Teaching your children about racism and other types of hate is also essential.

As your kids get older and are exposed to certain things outside the home, they’re likely to have many questions. When talking about sensitive topics, such as racism, sexism, sexuality, and gender, be mindful and loving with the language you choose. It is important for building trust in your relationship that you develop the communication tools necessary to talk about difficult subjects.

Avoiding Illicit Substances

A national survey showed there were 136.5 million alcohol users in the United States during 2020. During this same period, 59.3 million people over 12 admitted to using illicit drugs at least once. These statistics prove all children are likely to eventually be confronted with the harsh realities of substance abuse. Peer pressure is one of the leading reasons children experiment with drugs and alcohol. One study found that teenagers think about the risks and rewards of their actions, but they’re more likely to ignore the risks than adults.

The best way to help your children avoid peer pressure is to model positive behaviors at home and keep an open conversation on the topic. Be honest with your children about the harmful effects of alcohol or drugs. Explain what peer pressure is and why it’s essential to be strong in those moments.

Help Kids Make Positive Life Choices

You can help your children make positive life choices by providing an excellent example for them to follow. By doing so you’ll be instilling within your children the tools that they’ll need to grow into healthy adults.

This article was brought to you by Leila Justice, a Positive Strategist and Counselor. For more information, contact her today!


Reflecting on Reflection

Indeed a man  should reflect deeply over God’ s creation.

Even within a man physically and physiologically perfection is indeed a sign of Reflection of God constitutes without any blue print but rather from Divine Wisdom and Knowledge( Allah) All Wise, All knower of the seen and unseen .

A reflection should prompt every human being to show his / her genuine Gratitude, deep respect and real love to the One and Only Creator, ( Allah) His majesty, magnificent and Gracious Lord, who bless and create every human being in such a fashionable forms, perfect, upright and miraculous way of seeing light and knowing beauty from His inspiration.

Remember the True One ( God) and His action of management over all His creations. Reflect on His Mastership and Greatness.

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So behold let a man considering his origin and what has become of him, for sure anyone who thinks and reflect develop his/ her foresight and Vision from the Creator of Heaven and Earth 🌎.

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The Healing Power of Love

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.” 

Nicholas Sparks

 

Nothing else  brings hearts and souls together like LOVE. Love is truly the greatest healing force in the world. We need LOVE to survive, for without it, we won‘t be  able to live comfortably in this world.

LOVE is one thing that when we give, we get back in  folds. Ask any person what brings them the sense of calmness to the spirit, and undoubtedly you will hear the word LOVE. It is a universal language that we all can count on. 

There are many shades or colors in the rainbow of  LOVE;  Faith, humor, optimism, humility courage, patience and gratitude.

The healing power of LOVE can also occur in moments.

imageSuch as a putting a call through a friend, or some other random act of kindness; a hug or handshake. All of these sum it up, because the healing power of LOVE begins with an open heart.

Try it today. Engage in a random act of kindness, then see what happens .. see how you feel inside. And show up in the comments section to share your testimony. 

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  • Peace!

Balance is the Key to Life by relaxing through the Sense of Sight.

 

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By our nature, we rely most heavily on the sense of Sight. Some researchers estimates suggest that we take in 70 percent of our sensory information through the eyes, leaving the remaining 30 percent to the other four senses. If we only had the Sense of Vision to enjoy the world, we would never cease to be amazed at all the beauty we could find. Colours, patterns, shapes all lend themselves to the banquet of visual sensation of the feast for the eyes. Familiar images bring comfort. The new images bring exhilaration from the rapture the eyes provide.

Sometimes, we can become overwhelmed by all we take in through our eyes especially with the advent of computer screens. Too much of anything can lead to sensory overload. Balance is the essential key to our existence. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, so they say, but calmness is in the heart, and from there, it begins to permeate every cell in the body. When beauty is combined with stillness, it is unbearable for inner peace. Perhaps, this is why ocean resorts and mountain canines are two most of the most popular destinations for vacation.

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Mental imagery and guided visualization have long been known to create a sense of calmness and inner peace. They are also known for restoring a sense of wholeness which augments the healing process whether it be due to illnesses, grief from a significant loss or simply the stress of a hectic day. We have learned to give our eyes sight break and let it rest. But we need to explore more with our eyes with the love of nature.

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Develop Your Own Compassion.

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Nothing helps us build our perceptiveness more than developing Compassion for others.

Compassion is a sympathetic feeling. It is the willingness to put ourselves in Someone else’s shoes. It is also the ability to shift our focus off ourselves and to imagine what it feels like to be in someone else’s predicament, and simultaneously to feel like the other person.  We need to start using our human abilities to understand and recognize other people’s problem; their pain and frustration are every bit as real as our own, sometimes even far worse. In recognition of this fact and trying to offer some assistance, it opens our heart and enhances our sense of GRATITUDE.

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Compassion is something you can develop with practice.  It involves two things: Intentions and Actions.

Intention simply means you remember to open your heart to do the right things which benefit you and others; Intention allows you to expand the what and who matters from yourself to other people. While Action on the other hand simply means “what you can do about it.”  You might donate a little money or time on a regular basis to a cause near your heart, or perhaps you could offer a beautiful smile and genuine compliment to the people you meet on the street, subway or on a bus.  It’s not so important what you do, just take the time and do something for others.

 ” WE CAN DO GREAT THINGS ON THIS EARTH, AS MUCH AS WE CAN  DO SMALL THINGS WITH GREAT LOVE”

Compassion develops our sense of Gratitude by taking our attention off the little things that most of us have learned to take too seriously.  When we take time often to reflect on the MIRACLE OF LIFE— It is a  Miracle that we are even able to read anything from the internet site, books, microscopes and so many other things our eyes perform for us; it’s a gift of  sight from God to all Human beings. The gift of sight is a gift of love, likewise all the rest of our body.  All of these help us to be grateful  and complain less  about the things that we think of as the ” big stuff”. Because when we let out our anger, fear, frustration, disappointment, and so forth, we’d then come to realize that they are really just  “small stuff” which could definitely prevent us from being compassionate towards others of we don’t tend to shift off them.

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