Learning Out Loud
As you are walking the journey to self-love, I encourage you to make observations about your progress to your kids. Open and honest conversations about what you are learning provide an opportunity for you and your kids to think about situations, feelings, and
self-exploration in a new way.
It might sound something like this.
- Mom: “Hey, Nathan! Would you like to hear about something new that I’m learning?”
- Nathan: “Sure.”
- Mom: “Well, I am learning to treat myself with love and respect. I didn’t realize
that sometimes I am really mean to myself. Isn’t it neat that even when you
grow up you still learn new stuff?”
- Nathan: “Yep.”
- Mom: “What are you learning about you?”
When you have the courage to share your journey with your kids, they benefit from your learning. As a bonus, you get the opportunity to learn from them. Really listen to what they share with you. The insights and brilliance that comes from this kind of conversation will amaze you. You will gain information about how your kids are feeling, and create communication behaviors that provide the building blocks for future discussions.
Furthermore, working through your new thought processes out loud solidifies them within you. When you share with your kids that you are learning, you give them permission to learn. When you give them the opportunity to share what they are feeling, you create a safe place for talking about learning. We are not doing this in a behavioral correction sort of way. We are doing it in an exploratory, learn-about-yourself way.
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