As you know, October represents the beginning of what we all call the “holiday season.” I call it “holiday craziness.” So much gets built up for kids, and we all experience so many high expectations followed by all kinds of disappointments. What do you suggest to do at home to help counteract all this upcoming holiday frenzy?
If I had to pick one thing, it would be to make sure that you hug, hold, and say, “I love you” to your child everyday. Everything you do and say with your child is important. While all experiences throughout life continue to shape one’s future, those that are repeated and that happen often have the biggest impact of all. You can never go wrong with loving. The younger your child the more major the effect will be.
Yes, all your decorations and whatever traditions you provide for your family are important, but do not underestimate the power of a simple hug and holding your child. While some events might not work out, this will be your way of showing your child everyday that he or she can always count on you.
October! The Month of Positive Energy
Start the ball rolling in your house with one magic word–please. Make it your word of the month. Write it in large letters on a big index card and place it in a prominent spot in your home. Model this word frequently and then be sure to notice any time any member of your family uses it. Positive energy begets positive energy.
Heads-up! Plan on switching to thank you for November. That only makes sense!
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