“There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children.” – Marianne Williamson
Gone are the days when the path to adulting was straightforward: get a good education which lands a good job, and you’re bound to make a decent living on which to raise a family. In a recent Gallup poll, 87% of people globally are disengaged with their jobs. We are living in a society where burnout and fatigue are the norm.
Although we are truly blessed with unlimited opportunities to enjoy life, make an impact, leave a legacy, and communicate beyond geographic boundaries, our advances are destroying our mental, emotional, and physical health. We are in a critical time where we must choose which way we are going with our families.
Our kids have access to a world where possibilities for their future are endless, and yet, most kids are struggling with how they feel about themselves every day. Many children are already burnt out. They are not being equipped with the tools needed for them to experience self-love, emotional regulation and resilience, healthy boundaries and relationships, or the ability to manage stress and the ups and downs of growing up.
These are critical life skills that are not being taught in schools. In a nineteen year study published in the American Journal of Public Health in 2015, researchers discovered that a child’s social and emotional skills are the best predictors of their future success, not academics. Our children spend hundreds of hours learning their letters and numbers, but they are not actively learning critical skills that directly impact their lives. It doesn’t make sense that the personal development world focuses on grown ups when our core thoughts and beliefs that shape who we are and how we respond to life are formed during childhood.
It’s important for kids to develop their mindset because it’s the thoughts they choose that directly impact every aspect of their lives, from their self-confidence and self-esteem, to their happiness and what they create for themselves.
As parents, we hope that we are being good role models for our children but between working, cooking meals, driving to and from extra-curricular activities, and managing social media distractions and life, who has the time or energy to provide their children with mindset training?
This is where life coaching for kids comes in. Life coaching for kids is essentially mindset development training, empowering kids with a specific set of skills that they can use throughout their childhood, adolescence, and for the rest of their lives. It is what children need to target the limiting beliefs and thought patterns that hold them back. Kids are taught to use the power of their mind and thoughts to create confidence, happiness, and success in their lives. In order for our children to become confident, happy, and successful adults, they must be able to shift their consciousness towards learning faster and more efficiently, learning stress management through mindfulness and meditation, forming positive and healthy relationships with themselves and others, and contributing to humanity. The only way for them to accomplish this is to be taught targeted life skills at a young age, whether at home or with a professional.
As parents, we all have dreams for our children. Our children are meant to be mindful leaders of their own lives. Let’s teach our kids how to live in an expansive state, to own their magnificence and really go for things in life, so they can reach their highest potential. Let’s help our children learn how to take their life wherever they want to go, one thought, one emotion, and one choice at a time. Join the mindful parenting movement and enroll your child in one of our life coaching programs today!