How was your self-esteem when you were a child?
Were you one of the popular kids in school?
Or were you the shy one looking for a corner to hide in?
How much influence do parents have on a child’s personality? Is positive conversation really that important?
YES, it is! There is a condition called FTT or Failure To Thrive. It means that when a baby is left alone with no human interaction it will fail to grow and thrive as a baby should. Not only physically but also emotionally. When a child is ignored and doesn’t feel like he or she is part of the family they fail to thrive and they become very shy. It is through communication that children learn their worth. The way a child is talked to will raise or lower their self-esteem.
I was a very shy child. I can look back through my school group photos and I am the only one in the class with my head down. In every photo from every year I went to school I am looking at the ground not at the camera. I was painfully shy as a child and into my adult years.
So tell me about you. Were you shy or out going? How did your parents talk to you? I would love to hear your story.
Communication is everything! How we talk to each other can make or break the spirits of who
we are talking to. Parents can raise or lower the level of their childrens self-esteem. You can crush a persons self-confidence with just a few words. You can also make a person feel fantastic with a few well chosen words. Communication is a double edged sword.
Children learn by example. They learn how to talk the way you talk. And they do what we do. Parents, have to always be conscious of what they do and say. Little eyes and ears are always open.
Taking the Pledge to sit down with your family once a week for a meaningful conversation should be taken seriously. The act of signing the pledge, in it’s self, is setting an example for your whole family. What are your personal values? Is keeping your word important to you? Do you do what you say you’re going to do?
When signing the pledge you are making a promise to your family. If the kids see you sign it and then you don’t follow through, what does that say about you? What message is that sending your kids? They learn that it’s OK to break a promise. They see that your word doesn’t really mean anything.
Is this a lesson you want your kids to learn? I hope not. I hope you see the value in the Doodle DYEnamics Day Pledge.
Take the pledge seriously and sign it today!
WOW! We have been working really hard to get this web site and blog up and running. Come back often. We will be posting at least once a week. We are so glad you stopped by!
Family communication is a passion for us. We see the need and want to help. Our teens are in trouble. They are joining gangs and dropping out of school. It has to stop! After years of research we have come to believe that it has to start in the home. With the whole family. Parents today are struggling to make ends meet. They are working longer hours and in most families both parents are holding down a job. We feel they have lost sight of what should be the most important thing in their word. Their children. The children need guidance. To give guidance you have to communicate on a deeper level. Guiding someone is much more than simply telling. It’s showing them by example and words. The guide needs to be sure they understand.
Please download and sign the “Doodle DYEnamics Family Communication Pledge” while your here.
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