Old head on young shoulders: parenting to give kids the wisdom of experience

How many times have you wished you could put an old head on young shoulders? Especially in the teen years!!! I know my life would have been different if I only knew back then what I know now. Of course our children need to live and learn through their own experiences and we don't want to stifle their new ideas and ways of being. However, there is room for parents, grandparents and teachers to share their life experiences and the insights that come from the wisdom of hindsight to inspire our youth to be the best version of themselves they can be.

In this radio show you’ll learn lots of positive parenting ideas to support your kids to develop key life skills like good self esteem, resilience and a positive attitude to life.

Listen to Interview

Dr Robyn Mills interviews me on how we can give our children the wisdom on the following topics and more:

  1. It’s OK to be me... I don’t have to be like others to be liked or fit in.
  2. Be kind to yourself. Listen for any limiting beliefs, negative self talk or negative overgeneralisations and replace them with more empowering thoughts and beliefs.
  3. Have a vision, follow your dream but know that it could get rocky on the way and that like the "little engine that could" being resilient and persistent, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, is the way to personal growth and success. Life is filled with ups and downs and while we can't control what happens around us - we can learn how to find strength inside and manage what happens within us
  4. Be kind and, at least be open to, listening to your parents. They are your biggest cheer leaders and while it doesn't always seem that way - they have your best interest at heart...

General life skills approach to parenting

If you’d like to learn more about helping your child to learn key life skills have a look around my website www.DrRosina.com where you can find lots of inspiration and resources about how to help your kids learn key life skills like good self esteem, communication skills, managing emotions, effective learning and so much more!

You can also download my free parenting guide which is all about a life skills approach to parenting your children!

Personal Power

Does your child have healthy self-esteem or do they lack confidence?

Do you hear your child say negative things about themselves like “I’m so dumb” or “I can’t do anything right” or “That’s OK for someone else but not for me”?

Does your child give up easily or are they able to keep going even when life sends challenges their way?

Does your child have a positive attitude or a negative attitude to life?

If you would like to know how to help your child to build healthy self-esteem, have a positive attitude to life and be more resilient, then find out more about your child’s Personal Power and how the Inspired Children Life Skills for Children program can benefit your whole family.

If your child needs a boost to their personal power, you can help them with 12 easy-to-complete activities in my Personal Power Life skills Home Activity eBook. The step-by-step activities only take 15 minutes at a time and help your child develop a positive attitude, healthy self-esteem and resilience. Find out more about your child’s Personal Power and how the Inspired Children Life Skills for Children program can benefit them.