As a parent we have to make choices and decisions on how we bring up our children. We suddenly have to learn how to tell our children different things at different stages as they are thrown at us. We try to teach them manners and install politeness, which often feels like banging your head against the wall, but onwards we persevere.
One of the things I have always tried to install in my children is to be positive. I learnt long ago that being negative only gets you down. It’s also thought that what you give out is what you get back. So if you spend your life giving out constant negative vibes you might find yourself surrounded by negative people and , well in short, feel crap.
I always try and see the good in all things and situations. I don’t whine and moan about things I haven’t got or want that I don’t have. I try to learn from every testing situation and dust myself off and get on with it.
But I can’t seem to get my somewhat annoying positive thinking across to the children. I’m not expecting any shinning glowing light to radiate from their heads but I thought all my positive thoughts would rub off on them eventually. I would rather they have a positive out look on life. I want them to give out their own positive vibes in life so that they too are surrounded by positive and inspirational people in the growing years.
So does our positive or negative outlook on life make any difference to our children? Or is it something they don’t get till later in life?