- I never, never, never give up. I keep trying until I achieve what I want. Determination is the highest quality of successful people. I am successful. I follow the rules and try to make my school a better place.
- When I have a problem, I strive for a solution. I try not to hurt others on my way to the solution.
- Creativity is a peak state. I am creative when I paint, write, dance, play music, draw or do any form of art.
- Embrace your kids’ different attitude. Every time your kids do things that are different from the majority, even strange, remember that the most creative people in history were different before they became great.
- Allow your kids to choose their own clothes. Let them to put food on their own plate. Encourage them to decorate their own room or schoolbag and to express what they love.
- Teach your kids to question, to doubt and encourage them to do things better than you. When you tell them your opinion, say it as your opinion only and let them know you understand other people do things differently and they can still be happy and successful even if they choose a different way. Ask your kids for their opinion and express respect to what they think even when they do not think like you.
- Avoid promoting perfectionism. Perfectionism is a disease transmitted from parents to kids and it kills creativity.
- I can change if I want to. Change is easy. I only need to choose.
- I am responsible and my parents can trust me to do the right thing.
- Responsibility is something kids learn, they are not born with it. Define responsibility for your kids so they do not have to guess what you expect of them.
- Always remember that blaming and justifying are the enemies of responsibility.
- Make sure your kids do not confuse blaming themselves with taking responsibility. Responsibility means learning and moving forward.
- Start early. Even a 3-year-old can be responsible for taking his r her plate off the table after a meal.
- Make sure you do all of it gradually and as appropriate to the age of your kids.
- Chores are a good way to teach responsibility. Have a list of age-appropriate chores and make sure you are clear about the reward attached. Tell your kids that responsibility builds trust between parents and kids. If they behave in a responsible way, you will trust them more.
- I can always say “No” when someone asks me to do something I am not completely sure I want to do.
- It is normal to have good and bad feelings. Bad feelings go away eventually.
- Everyone has the same 24 hours a day. Some people use them wisely and others waste them. I learn to manage my time and when I manage it well, I can find the time to do everything I want to do.
- Encourage your kids to have a diary.
- Encourage your kids to plan ahead.
- Teach your kids to work with a schedule.
- Have a family calendar to teach your kids to consider other people’s plans and time tables.
- Hang your kids’ school time tables in a visible place for everyone to see.
- I know I am going to be successful. What I believe will come true. I will keep believing it until I am successful.
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