Hey, Mama, this is Mama’s daily dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. Mamas Daily Dose is… a quote from Lady Bird Johnson, “Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” Let’s get moving, before we get interrupted.
Children are still growing in all aspects of their life. And they look to us for guidance. And, you know, they’ll pretty much believe most of what we say, most kids, you know, believe in the man in the red suit for a long time. And that’s because we have instilled that in them. And what we believe to be true, tends to come true as well.
On a smaller scale, maybe think about a day that you were just like, oh, man, you know, it started off with your kid in a bad mood, and you’re just like, this kid. He’s in a bad mood today. And that’s how it is. And then that’s basically how it is the rest of the day, right? But there could be another day where you’re like, Hey, dude, you are being such a great helper, and you’re really helping me out. And you’re just so happy today. And then they are, because that is what you believed. And that is what you were projecting on to your children as well.
On a larger scale, if we believe in our children, and we really instill in them that, “hey, you can do anything that you want to do,” then they grow up with this belief that they can, they can try hard and they can achieve things. Or we can believe in them and be like, “Hey, dude, you’re a little too short for basketball. Maybe you should try something else.” Do you think that kid’s going to try basketball? Probably not. So take a look at what you are projecting to your children in your beliefs. What do you really believe about your children? And what do you want to believe about your children so that they will believe that about themselves.
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