The rush, the stress, the overload of work ... parents often feel that we lack time. Time to dedicate to the children and to reinforce those basic pillars that they will largely form the adult they will one day become. But ... what are those pillars?
There are many gaps today, many times related with poor seating of the basic pillars. We see many adolescents and young people with behavior problems, existential voids and trouble managing your emotions. We see very little tolerance for frustration, very little patience, a lot of consumerism, and little respect. We see a lack of perseverance and effort and a lot of emotional dependence on other people. We see all this and I wonder ... could it have to do with the fact that one day we did not spend enough time in consolidating these basic pillars? Could it be because there is a hole in them ?:
1. The values: Values such as respect, perseverance, effort, solidarity, patience, humility, kindness ... empathy. Values that form the integrity of a person and unknowingly give us strengths and social skills. Nobody is born with a small bag of values under his arm. Values are learned and parents are the main 'teachers' in this field. Remember that often more than words, you educate yourself with attitude and example. Children observe, of course they observe, and copy the values they see in their parents. If you greet, forgive, respect ... they will too.
2. Faith or belief in something: Believe in yourself, believe in others, believe in a dream, believe in a God. Believe in something, in someone. Believe, no more. Faith in something or someone is a constant generator of hope and strengths.
3. Hope: Without hope there is no progress. Why advance something if you hope it will work? Why believe in a dream if you are not sure of getting it? Why persevere if you don't think it can be done? Generate illusion and hope in your child and he will fight for what he believes in.
We often wonder why the lack of empathy, the tendency to depression, the feeling of permanent frustration ... the feeling of emptiness ... Dedicate the little time you have to carve those pillars with care and care. your child and in giving him tools to manage his emotions and you will see him grow much more confident in himself and in others.
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