When it comes to instilling good habits in children, many parents find themselves feeling powerless in the face of a barrage of information, activities and responsibilities. From a young age, children are increasingly exposed to technology and media - often with the expectation that they will understand how to use the tools they are given. How can parents juggle all the elements while teaching their children how to lead healthy, fulfilling lives?
The answer is to employ a powerful tool: positive energy. Specifically deploying group calendars can be an invaluable tool in modeling good habits. Through a group calendar, family members are brought together to learn about healthy habits, celebrate successes and struggles and encourage one another to reach their goals.
When employing a group calendar for family activities, there should be room for parents to take notice of mistakes and provide guidance for improvement. Modeling good habits helps your children become conscientious citizens of the world. Through difficult conversations and constructive feedback, parents can help children develop not just self-discipline but empathy for others as well.
In using a group calendar, family members identify small victories as well as areas of growth. Establishing incremental victories increases the child’s confidence in his/her abilities and motivates them to continue trying their best. The group calendar also encourages positive energy towards personal development. It should be shaped by an atmosphere of understanding, respect, and fun that encourages imaginative thinking and constructive problem solving.
Furthermore, the group calendar is the platform through which family values are transmitted through generations. Parents must take an active role in ensuring that they guide their children in developing good habits while still giving them space to explore their independence and discover new interests.
The group calendar provides an idea of what goals each person has and allows families to link these together as a collective as well as celebrating individual accomplishments. A healthy family is not one where everyone does what is convenient but rather one where everyone is invested in each other's success.
When used strategically, a family calendar can create the foundation for a successful environment and open up opportunities that would otherwise remain hidden from view. Through the power of shared sense of collaboration and connection, families can model good habits and create more meaningful lives for every member of the family!
Take inspiring action today by creating a group calendar for your family activities to encourage positivity and support achieving goals!