Being a parent, you are the number one person when it comes to interpreting your child. Their needs, their habits, their character... everything that makes your child unique is being assessed by you, all the time. Maybe it's time you become aware of this given. For, undeniably, how you perceive your child is reflected to him. The aspects of his character to which he himself has no access, of which he has no direct knowledge, he can only get them from you. As a mother, you might well be the most important, the most determining "review" your child gets in his entire lifetime. If you are aware of this simple fact, you can give some consideration to what you are reflecting about your child.
- Do I emphasize negative aspects?
- Is what I reflect based on reality?
- Is what I reflect based on assumption or expectation?
- Are you exaggerating anything?
- Are you being judgemental?
- How can I turn what I perceive as negative into something positive?