What I have learned this October

The kids and me

The kids and me

October has been a super charged learning month for me.  I have been trying to clear the backlog of reading that I have on hand but the list doesn’t seem to be getting shorter.  This is because I have been adding to the ” To- Read List” more then I have been cancelling  off the names of the books that I have already read. 🙂

( I really need to get more organised in this area :P)

I’m actively using the remaining 3 months of 2016 to boost my knowledge in 4 areas.

  1. Parenting
  2. Healthy Lifestyle
  3. Branding and Marketing
  4. Personal development

I’m learning more about parenting teenagers as it will be getting more challenging for me trying to understand and guide Monkey boy who has been a very taxing experience for me since he entered his tween years.

It is very easy to focus on the kids inadequacies instead of encouraging them to improve for the better. It took me quite awhile to change my mindset and  concentrate on saying more word of encouragement then putting the kids down when they do not perform up to standard.

Here are some words of Encouragement which I commonly use.

  1. Tell me about it? (Show that I am genuinely interested in what they want to share.
  2. How did you figure it out?
  3. That looks like it took a lot of effort.
  4. Are you pleased with what you did?
  5. That’s excellent. Show me more!!

I’m thinking of what direction I should take with the blog for the next year as I’m focusing more on healthy living these few days.  I will be having a new series starting next week documenting how I  – Find a new me”

 What have you learnt this October?
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