Hello from beautiful Montana:
As I am preparing to speak to a large conference of child care providers, I am reminded of how important their job or calling is in life. They are called on to not only teach social skills, basic education but also character traits. The life skills they share with children will set them on a path of dependence or independence for the rest of their lives.
Stuff Happens in Life
Sometimes we are balancing so many plates and balls, that one or two are bound to fall. Hopefully, they won't break, but will be resilient
ability to bounce back from disappointment or failure requires life
skills that can be taught. Having this ability begins with teaching
children to assume responsibility for their actions, and not blame
others, or themselves, for circumstances beyond their control.
Have a Plan B
No matter how optimistic you may be, there will be pot-holes, knock-downs, emotional smacks up side the head, deaths, accidents, firings, no money, no friends and all sort of negative things happen to you.
It is not what happens to you, but how you react to what happens that can make or break your spirit.
can be a spiral toward low esteem and lack of confidence. Sometimes it's just being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or
others may have a hidden agenda. It isn't always even about you and you can not control how others think or act.
Resilience helps people deal with
disappointments, setbacks, stress,and even trauma. Resilient people see
an obstacle as a learning experience, have a Plan B and Plan C and Plan D if necessary, and posses the
confidence to keep going
Be A Problem Solver
Look at the situation and make decisions about changing your attitude on dealing with it, if you can't change the situation. Be optimistic about the future. You are a smart person and have succeeded at many things in the past and will again in the future.
You have been drawn to this community because you know that you want to improve your life and find better solutions than in the past. You want to learn new techniques and tips to help you have the good life you deserve.
If you need additional guidance and assistance, please order my latest book "Building Self Confidence with Encouraging Words." It will be on Amazon within two weeks and the landing page for the eBook is available at http://www.EncourageSelfConfidence.com
Thanks for Being You,
Judy H. Wright aka Auntie Artichoke, family relationship coach and author