“Children are our most valuable resource”
~President Herbert Hoover
We live in a generation where often children are born to teenaged parents. Many of these young parents were never taught during their childhood so they are often ill prepared for parenting.
Early in my career as a Child Care Professional, I began a practice of daily circle times with the children in my care. This time was set aside for talking to one another, singing songs, and repeating positive affirmations. The children shared information about things that were dear to them, i.e. toys, family, friends, etc. During this time we also learned that repetition is a solid tool for growth, learning, discipline and skill development. I was amazed at how quickly they learned to memorize songs and affirmations. They would go home and teach their parents what we learned during the day. They grew and developed into independent, well disciplined, obedient children. Children know just how to wrap their parents around their fingers. Some days, I would ask myself, ” now which one is the parent?” Their wisdom gives them the innate ability to sense when love and care is genuine, opposed to being superficial. Therefore, appropriate learning protects our children from those who may not have their best interest at heart.