Children and the Golden Rule

My children are helping out this morning and even showing their two year old brother how to do some of the chores.  I would like to take all the credit and say it’s the amazing upbringing that I have been giving them these last ten years.  The truth is, yesterday I was wondering who they were and why they wouldn’t listen to me.

To really keep me on my toes, my children behave in particularly good ways when I’m not present.  I can’t tell you the number of times that I have had teachers tell me what a delight they are to have in class (especially when they are in SEPARATE classes).

Maybe their attitudes this morning has more to do with my attitude this morning than I realize.  I haven’t yelled or ordered or threatened once (granted it’s only 40 minutes into the morning).  The key could be as simple as having a positive, uplifting attitude in order to beget a positive, uplifting attitude.

Maybe they are listening to me because I am listening to them and taking time to do the things that are important to them (like looking at a moth on the porch).

My kids aren’t really all that different from me.  I respond better when people are nice.   It makes it easier to do what I need to do when I know people will appreciate it and help me along the way.   Now, if I could just remember to treat others the way I want to be treated then the day should go just fine.

Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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