Two habits build #emotional_intelligence in children. Remembering what matters is the first. Practicing Deliberate Kindness is the second.
PARENTING THOUGHTS AND ADVICE
What matters? This poster coach says it all:
Putting what matters into action matters as much as remembering it. Practicing kindness every where you can, when you can and as often as you can.
This WordPress Daily Prompt: Against All Odds inspired this post: Tell us about a situation where you’d hoped against all hope, where the odds were completely stacked against you, yet you triumphed. Be sure to describe your situation in full detail. Tell us all about your triumph in all its glory.
I suffer from dysgraphia, it is a little known learning disability that makes getting the thoughts from your brain to a piece of paper in a recognizable form difficult. I confuse words, misspell common words, and violate grammar and punctuation rules constantly.
Given that my father was a news reporter, and wannabe writer, I wanted to be the same. I’ve done that and it has not been easy, nor have I had the great success I aspired to even though I did appear on Oprah. I do think, however, both my parent’s teaching and empathy for the less-abled, related to my disability, Both gifts have lead to a deep-seated desire to be kind.
Deliberate Kindness is one of my daily practices. Deliberate Kindness has given me more contentment than success as a writer would have. Not that I would mind more success and still seek it, but practicing as much kindness as I can is a daily goal and much easier than writing.