*This is a sponsored guest post. Thanks to IWillBeWhatISee.com for providing a giveaway prize to our readers.
LET’S ENCOURAGE OUR CHILDREN TO PURSUE THEIR DREAMS, FOLLOW THEIR INTERESTS AND BECOME GOOD AND KIND PEOPLE
As parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, we play an extremely important role in the development of children we love. Here are three of my favorite ways to give kids the impetus and encouragement to excel.
#1: Talk, talk, talk. Kids are like sponges. They absorb what they see and hear. Every day, talk about the good things kids and adults do. Give examples of how children have excelled in school. Read stories and watch TV shows that emphasize the positive.
#2: Be a great role model. It’s no secret that kids want to be what they see (see below), so make sure that you are always mindful of setting a good example, whether it’s working hard, enjoying other people, doing the right thing, etc. I cannot overemphasize the importance of being a super role model.
#3: Highlight people you admire. We all have people in our families and circle of friends that you admire. Make sure your child knows about people that are good people and who have fulfilling lives.
It’s really not that difficult to impact your child’s life in a positive way. Let’s do it!
BONUS: HERE’S ONE MORE CLEVER WAY TO MOTIVATE KIDS
When I first saw these clever tees with a powerful message, I thought “what a great idea. My readers will love these!” And when I found out they were inspired by a 5-year old girl, that blew me away. These “I Will Be What I See” tees for toddlers and kids feature a collection of “Julidorables” designs representing occupations, interests, and values. Here’s the backstory in a nutshell – the full story is on the website.
“Aunt Carol,” exclaimed Juli this past July, “I will be what I see!” Asked to explain, Juli said, “It means if I see a teacher, I will be a teacher.” Seven weeks after Juli’s utterance, Carol and two friends created a line of tees, sweats, and hoodies that are getting rave reviews from parents (“adorable”) and kids (“awesome”).
Carol and one of her partners Paulette, both former caring teachers, know all too well how very important it is to give kids positive messages. While teaching, they saw so many kids who didn’t get positive messages and suffered as a result.
It gets better. Early on, Juli expressed the desire to help kids that are really sick, so the company, Through Juli’s Eyes, donates a portion of every sale to The Valerie Fund that helps kids fight cancer and blood disorders.
There’s more. I’ve arranged for a 10% discount for all Fab Working Mom Life readers! Every customer gets two free ebooks – squeaky clean jokes and a 50-page coloring book.
Whether your child wants to be an astronaut, eye doc, teacher, vet, baker, farmer or dentist, there are dozens of occupation designs like these:
Also very popular with kids are interest designs like these:
Parents especially appreciate the designs that promote good values, including kindness, sharing, forgiveness, being a good friend and more, like these:
The store, located at IWillBeWhatISee.com, also has adorable and funny baby shower onesies (i.e., “There’s a twosie in my onesie!”), adult designs for parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, and personalized tees for any name.
All tees are 100% cotton; sweatshirts and hoodies are a blend. There are 24 sizes and 37 shirt colors. They provide free first-class shipping in all 50 states (no minimum order size).
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Enter to win a tee! The winner can choose any onesie or tee shirt (choose design, shirt color, and size).
We are also sharing a lovely coloring book after the close of this giveaway, so get on the newsletter if you’d love to have it!
To thank everyone who entered the giveaway and checked out these inspiring tees, grab this lovely coloring book!
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