Tag Archives: Feelings

HOW TO VALIDATE YOURSELF

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ~Louise L. Hay

Lori Deschene, author and founder of Tiny Buddha writes, “We all have techniques we depend on to lift our spirits when we’re feeling down about ourselves or our lives.  A while back, I realized something about the ones I’d found most effective when struggling to forgive or accept myself: Many of them involved seeking validation from other people. Continue reading

How to plant the seed of self-acceptance in your child

“Human beings, like plants, grow in the soil of acceptance, not in the atmosphere of rejection.” -Author John Powell

Do you want your child to believe in him or herself?  Do you want your child to develop a strong sense of self?  Do you want your child to have self-confidence?  Most of us do.  So what do we need to do in order to plant this seed? Continue reading

4 Tips to Improve the Communication With Your Child

Do you allow your children to tell you how they are feeling, even if you do not like what they have to say?

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Do you become angry when you hear them express feelings that are unacceptable to you?

Your child is going to feel the way that they feel whether they tell you or not.  By providing a safe environment for them to express their feelings, you are teaching them the art of healthy communication which will reduce the risk of acting out emotions in destructive ways. Continue reading