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5-2-1 Smart Thursdays #41

5 high performance parenting insights, 2 inspirations, 1 question (November 4th, 2021)

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Happy 5-2-1 Impact Thursday!

Here are 5 high performance parenting insights I've learnt, 2 quotes from others, and 1 conversation starter/ question to think about this week.

 

🙆🏻‍♀️5 High Performance Parenting INSIGHTS🙆🏻‍♂️

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You have my time

Make it a point to spend a bit of quality time with your child daily. It could be as little as 10-15 mins, show them your undivided attention. You can even consider doing a simple activity together but the idea here is to be completely present.

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Love Your Wife!

The best way to teach your child life and relationship values is simply through loving your spouse. Show them the proper way to solve problems and what it means to be loving and respectful. Remember, as parents, you set the standards.

✋🏻3✋🏻

Accept NO disrespect

Do NOT accept disrespect from your child but also do not respond with retaliation or needless anger. Instead, be gentle but firm and sound it out. This is important because how you react when your child disrespects you will become template for them when they eventually get disrespected by other people in the future.

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Eye Contact

PRO TIP ALERT! Teach your child to always notice the colour of a person's eye. Learning to make eye contact improves confidence and EQ tremendously.

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Character exploration

It is easy as parents to impose your own version of character on your child but its not necessarily healthy. Instead, a better way would be to explore character building with your children. Get their inputs. Do you agree with what this person has done? If no, why? Help them think critically to arrive at their own conclusion.

 

💬2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS💬

1.

“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” – Lady Bird Johnson

2.

“Parenthood… It's about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last” – Peter Krause

 

🔸1 QUESTION TO ASK YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER🔸

If you could only pick three words to describe your child when they grow up, what would it be? 

It helps you prioritise what is important.

 

Many things in life are contradictory. You cannot expect a child to be both completely obedient and be able to exercise independent judgement at the same time. 

This exercise also helps you to look forward and aid you in your parenting journey.

 

So go deep, get asking.

 

May you experience an AHA moment with your child this coming week…

 

Love,

 

Caleb & Yvonne Megan

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