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01 Jan

Empowering Children Empowering a young person is the act of placing tools in a child’s hands, enabling him to soar above the adversity and confusion swirling around him in our current society. Empowerment gives a young person the confidence and self-assurance needed for survival. When a person is sure of who they are, they are not likely to be thrown to and fro by the influence of others. Most individuals are influenced by others when: 1. They do not have…..

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13 Apr

  Investing in the character of a child   Never underestimate the rewards obtained, after investing in the character of a child. This investment always returns to you full measure. This is an investment that encompasses the gift that truly keeps giving. I find myself compelled to invest in the positive self-image of children. It has always been an unintentional process. I have always been moved with compassion, for the wellbeing of children. I recall how life changing my rescue was as…..

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22 Jan

Obtaining and organizing information     These past few weeks we have been discussing Empowering our children. I would like to re-cap the first three blogs posted on empowering children.   We spoke of not being defined by a moment in time. It’s important to convey to our children they are not defined by a moment of poor judgment. If we don’t verbalize forgiveness to the child and encourage them to forgive themselves, he or she may identify with the…..

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12 Jan

Observation     Are you capable of entertaining the idea that we may all be equipped with a specific set of attributes, strengths and talents placed in us at birth, for the soul purpose of aiding us in reaching the destiny designed specifically for us? If this is true, it’s imperative that we help our children unearth Their strengths and talents. Observation of a child’s behavior is one way to unearth his or her strengths and talents. Determining strengths and…..

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20 Dec

Forgiveness   We should not be defined by a moment in time. There may come a time in our lives when we do, say, or may be involved in something that brings shame to us, or those we love. It’s important that we not allow ourselves to camp in that place for long. We must get up, brush ourselves off and start over. We cannot allow ourselves to be defined by that moment of bad judgment.   My mother us…..

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15 Dec

Affirmation There is the power of life and death in the spoken word, not in the literal sense of the word. A person’s spirit and sense of self-worth can die if they are constantly bombarded with negative discouraging words. On the other hand, a young person will flourish when they are told they can accomplish great things and are encouraged to do so. I truly believe if we speak positive encouraging things to our children, they will most likely live…..

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