I was at Miami Children’s Hospital (I LOVE this hospital) at the Gastro’s office with my First-Born (Nie) and my GrandHon on Wednesday, and I saw something extremely interesting/sad to me.
The office was full of children and parents waiting very patiently. First I noticed that 85% of the children were entertained by some type of electronic device, secondly, I noticed that 10% of them were engrossed on what the Disney channel was showing, and 5% of them were going wild. Here is the interesting part, there was a blond lady on her computer, nothing wrong with that, I was on my iPad the entire THREE hours for the most part, however, she was engrossed in her computer and didn’t realize that her children were going totally crazy, I stared at her to see if I could get her attention and nothing happened. Whatever she was looking at was way more important than her two boys. Then, there was another lady who came in, signed in, and left her son in one part of the doctor’s office and went to sit at another part of the office. That was astonishing to me as the child could not have been more than 5 years old. These boy started wrestling with one of the blond boys and was hurting him. Another lady had to tell him to stop because the little boy was getting super rough! Mind you, neither one of the parents said anything, well one of them couldn’t even see what was happening anyway. I even said out loud, well, if she doesn’t say anything I guess it must be okay, and she still didn’t look up. Now to her defense I did say it in Spanish, maybe she didn’t speak Spanish who knows!
Once they called us in the room, Nie was chasing my GranHon all over the office and she comes back in the room to tell me how the blond lady is now in a room as well with her two boys and on the computer while one of her sons was walking on the ledge of the window!
Come on Parents! We MUST do BETTER than that!!!!!
Children should not have to sacrifice so that we can have the life we want! We have to commit ourselves to our children. Having children and raising them right is a FULL TIME JOB! Period!
If you want to do it right, you have to give up your time! That is truly the ONLY way!
Certified Professional Life Coach
March 29, 2013 in Children, Coaching, empowering, help, Life, Life Coaching, mother, motherhood, Parenting, support, Truth, Uncategorized, wisdom
Tagged choices, common sense, Life, Life Coach, Life coaching, parent life coaching, parenthood, parenting, sacrifice, wisdom
I find this picture very appropriate for today’s message. For those of us who are visual learners, the lesson is in the picture. As parents sometimes we are clueless of the impact our words have on our children. Calling our children names should be a practice that needs to stop the moment you read this blog if this is something you practice. I know sometimes you can’t understand why your children do the things they do. Trust me, I know! I have been at this for 23 years, however, regardless of what you feel you, what your children did or said, you MUST NEVER call your children derogatory name.
Your words have Power! Use your words to bestow Blessings upon your children. There is a reason why you find more than one parent Bestowing Blessings upon their children in the Old Testament.
We also have that Power in 2013.
Bless your children, bestow Blessings upon them daily, but most importantly, please, please, please don’t call them names.
Parenting Life Coach
I know you think your parents were born the way they are now!! However, I am here to tell you that we weren’t!
Your parents at one point were babies, then elementary school children, middle school children and the one that you will not believe, your parents were TEENAGERS! Seriously, your parents were your age once.
You have the power within you to tell your parents the Truth! Speak the truth to your parents even if your voice shakes. Stand in your truth.
Right now you are thinking:
Are you crazy?
My parents will never understand!!!
My parents will kill me!
Here is the thing, your parents do understand, as they themselves were teenagers, they are just in denial because they remember the things they did (I say this with no judgment).
Your parents are not going to kill you, you are by far one of their BIGGEST Investments and they need to make sure you are around to pay them back!
Make it a goal this week, tell your parents the truth, and you will see, they will understand!
Happy Truth Telling,
March 14, 2013 in Children, Coaching, empowering, Father, help, inspiration, Life, Life Coaching, mother, motherhood, motivation, Parenting, support, Teenagers, Truth, Uncategorized, wisdom
Tagged fathers, Life, Life Coach, Life coaching, mothers, parent life coaching, parenting, parents, teenage life coaching, Teenagers, wisdom