In talking to parents who are preparing themselves and their child/children mentally for digital learning in the week(s) ahead, many have expressed panic and anxiety. So how do parents prepare and properly equip their children during times of transition?
To help ease some of the fears and to help families better prepare for the week ahead, I have provided some practical tools for parents to consider.
What's on your mind girl? What have you been thinking about? Worrying about? What situation has you weighed down? Did you have a good night sleep only to have your mind snatched and attention diverted to a long list of things you don't have, you need in your life, or have fear you will never obtain? It's common for us to focus our thoughts on what's not going right or where we fall short, however, today I encourage you to shift your thinking. Instead of focusing on what you don't have and what you need, I want you to focus on ALL the things you DO have and all of the promise and possibilities that lay ahead.
Make a decision to focus on what is in reach. Think about the doors that have been placed before you and begin to think of ways to walk through those doors. If there is something you need or something lacking in your life, think of healthy and realistic ways to obtain those things. If there is something you desire to achieve in your life, begin to focus your attention on how you can get there.
If you focus solely on what you don't have, I guarantee you will wake up at some point in the future and find yourself right were you are today, wishing, hoping or regretting what might have been. Instead you have a choice to focus on the positive, fix your mind on possibilities, and start making moves towards the magnificent future that is before you. The first step is adjusting your focus.
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Through Her Priceless Posts, Dr. Nicole Steele shares her Priceless Perspective on real life issues pertaining to women, girls, families and youth workers.