My approach to teaching children is the opposite of what you find in schools.
School systems operate as if children are empty cups that they must fill. However, children are already filled to the brim with potential.
So, instead of trying to put more information in, I draw what’s inside out. Children have genius buried inside them, and I help to unmask it.
That is not to say that what children learn in school is not important. It’s very important. But, in my view, it’s equally important to make children aware of what is already inside them.
As parents and guardians, I believe it’s our responsibility to help children become aware of the marvelous power of their imagination and their ability to create any life they want.
Bring your child’s genius to the surface
Here are two things every parent of a young child should understand.
1. When a child is born, the subconscious mind is wide open. So, everything the child hears, sees, tastes, smells and touches is deposited in their subconscious mind. This goes on for four or five years until the conscious faculties have time to develop.
2. The subconscious mind must accept everything that it is presented to it; it has no ability to reject.
Being aware of this can make a huge difference in your child’s level of happiness, confidence and success in life—if you use this information to their advantage.
Think about it. Since a very young child’s subconscious mind has no filter and it must accept everything you give it…
You can teach babies to read before they can talk.
You can teach them several languages.
You can make them aware of how magnificent they are through your words and actions.
Doing things like this programs children’s mind with paradigms that will serve them for the rest of their life.
Some people may say, “Let the baby be a baby! You’re pushing too hard.”
But you’re not pushing; you’re rewarding the baby…
You’re helping the child develop the inherent genius that’s already inside them. And you’re allowing them to gain an understanding, at a very young age, that they can be, do and have anything they really want.
What about older children?
Once children get out of their formative years, in addition to making them aware of their magnificence, you should help them use their imagination to set goals.
For instance, before the school term starts, you can get them to relax and then give them (or have them visualize) a blank report card. Then, ask them what grades they would like to see on the card at the end of the term.
Have them imagine that they’re looking at the card when the term is over, and they see their desired grades. If you have a physical card, you (or the child) can write those grades down. Tell them that’s what the two of you are going to work toward.
And if you’re working with older children, such as a teen, have them set goals. Encourage them to dream and go big. Remember, they have the same mind we do, they just have less experience.
My grandson came to one of my seminars when he was 12. He loved the material and started to challenge himself. At 17, he set a goal of earning a million dollars by the time he was 20.
He’d tell his peers something he’d heard me say many times, “If you’re not reaching for something, then what are you doing?”
I was proud of him for setting such a worthy goal. I told him to write his goal on a card and to keep it in his pocket so that whenever he went somewhere, he’d feel the card there and immediately think of (visualize) his million-dollar goal.
You may wonder if he reached his goal.
Well, the truth is, it doesn’t matter. The point of helping children set goals is not for them to earn the money, get the car, or get the scholarship. It’s about growth and fulfillment. The money (or whatever the goal is) is just the scorecard.
The key to raising happy, healthy, confident, well-adjusted kids is to…
Walk your talk —
no matter how old your children are
A child is like a fresh piece of clay in our hands that we get to mold…
Our attitude becomes their attitude. Our beliefs become their beliefs. Our thoughts become theirs.
So, we want to make sure that we’re keeping our attitude right. That we are happy, confident and calm because that’s what we are transferring to our children.
From infancy to adulthood, do all you can to help your children create a winning self-image.
Even though the self-image is formed before children even have the ability to think, you can change (or improve) it by feeding them the truth about themselves repeatedly. Tell them and show them things like…
You are God’s most powerful creation.
If you can see it in your mind—and believe it, you can achieve it.
Your Spiritual DNA is perfect.
Having the right attitude, thinking positive thoughts and feeding children empowering ideas have a phenomenal impact on the quality of their lives.
And here’s one final note…
Treat your children the way you would like for them to act. Most children are criticized for what they do wrong and are very rarely praised when they do right.
When children grow up hearing what’s wrong with them all the time, they grow into insecure adults. However, when they are raised with praise, they grow up to be very confident, successful human beings.
Go out and start teaching your children to expect miracles and live abundantly!
To your success,
You can get more specific guidelines for implementing this teaching approach with your children by getting the download below.