I like to think of a theme for each year. It helps give me focus and something bigger to think about and to aim for in all areas of my life. in 2019, my theme is Celebrate!
There are many reasons for Celebrate! being my choice this year. Stick with me and they’ll become obvious as we venture through 2019 together.
Like most of you, my 2018 had its up and downs, and yes, even some upside downs. I took a lot more time away from my Parenting business than I had anticipated. However, I choose not to beat myself up over things that didn’t go exactly as planned. I prefer to focus on the things I got right, how I can get more things right, and what new and exciting things will happen this year in my life.
With a mindset of “Celebrate” I have a New Year’s Wish for you:
My wish for you is lots of positive, quality time with your family – Celebrate!
Celebrate and become aware of those moments, the big ones and even the small ones such as that sweet little hand holding yours.
More time playing with your children and less time yelling at them – Celebrate!
Celebrate and notice the moments that are going well. Make it a self-fulfilling prophecy and look for the good times.
More time when your child is well-behaved and less time when he or she is challenging or annoying you – Celebrate!
Celebrate and pay attention to the good times and don’t let the bad ones be your focus.
More time when your children play nicely together and less time fighting with siblings or friends – Celebrate!
Celebrate and acknowledge that you had something to do with teaching your child how to interact nicely with others.
More time connecting with your children and less time in power struggles -Celebrate!
Celebrate when you intentionally make a connection with your child and when you unintentionally connect with your child. Connection is the key to your future relationship.
And my wish is for you to spend more time in your “Positive Parent” mode and less time in the “I Didn’t Sign Up for This” or “Help! Things are Out of Control” mode – Celebrate!
Celebrate and breathe a sigh of relief when you come out of one of those last modes, so you can really appreciate your “Positive Parent” moments.
Here’s to a great 2019 – a new year full of Celebration and possibilities!
I am here to help you on your parenting journey. Whether you gain insights from my blogs and emails, sign up to get my (almost) Weekly Tips (hey, I’m a parent, too!), or you are looking for more personalized parenting advice and direction. I am excited to welcome and interact with you. In this new year of “Celebration” I am here to encourage you to be the best possible parent you can be.