Episode 58: Do it For the Kids

In today’s episode, I talk about how there is a common rhetoric amongst parents that we are raising children in such frightening times. While some of this might be true, I believe for the most part we are quite lucky to live in the USA and raise our children here. This week, I share why we should focus on uplifting our children, setting aside negative thoughts, and shifting our attention to building our children’s spirits through positive parenting. 
  • Rachel talks about children and the children of this generation. We tend to talk about raising children in this generation as really hard and terrible. Rather, we should work towards uplifting our children, setting aside negative thoughts and switch our mindset and reflect on how privileged we are to raise our children in a country like the USA (1:36)
  • How can we encourage our children, what can we say to them, and how can we treat them during these times. Suffering is part of life and it has been a pillar of life since the dawn of humanity. Rather than focus our attention on what is going wrong, we should trust in God’s plan and focus on helping our children through tough times through education, kindness, and positive manifestation. Rachel shares why it is so important to watch what we say around our children because it impacts their little minds (4:46)
  • Rachel shares advice for how to build your children up, maintain a routine during these unprecedented times and treat them like the gifts that they are (10:53)
  • Keep kids in the loop! It’s easier to dismiss their thoughts or concerns. Include them in the dialogue about what is going on but just keep things simple. Remember to be responsible and kind to yourself as a parent! We are navigating hard times and it’s okay to make mistakes but don’t project the doom and dread onto your children (16:53)
  • Seek the positive news! Think about your kids for a minute, they absorb and see whatever we say or expose them to. Allow their innocence and hope to flourish (19:51)

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