Raising Happy Children... Creating "Moments" that Last a Lifetime
Work in Progress
“Our children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for their present and their future.” - Zig Ziglar
It's no secret that children become who they are "taught" to become. Sure, there is some innate component to the process of developing personality and character, but much - if not most - of who we become as human beings relates to our parents, and how they raised us.
That includes our ability as adults to Be Happy!
One of the most powerful ways to raise a happy, healthy, well-rounded child - who becomes a happy, healthy, successful adult - is to create many "moments" throughout their first decade of life (and even beyond) that instill long-lasting, character-shaping memories into their minds.
And they don't need to be big, profound moments. Just lots of simple, sometimes even subtle moments can have a huge impact.
We try to create hundreds of these moments every year with our baby daughter, Joie - like when she's just sitting on my shoulders out at Catalina Island while were cruising on our boat for a couple of weeks. She just loves it - and even though she's only two, I know she'll "remember" some of these "moments" for the rest of her life.