Hey Present Not Perfect fam!
If you’re anything like us, you might often find yourself reflecting on how we can empower our children to embrace their unique qualities and foster a strong sense of self-worth.
Today, we wanted to share some simple yet powerful self-love tips that both you and your little ones can incorporate into your daily lives.
🌈 Verbalize Your Strengths: Encourage open conversations about strengths and unique qualities. Celebrate the wonderful attributes that make each family member exceptional.
🥦 Fuel Your Body 🍕: It was after I had my second baby in the middle of a global pandemic that I learned I had a tendency to forget to eat, drink water, go to the bathroom…you know, all basic and essential human tasks. That’s when I learned the strategy of setting timers on my phone reminding me to fuel my body whenever I would forget and remembering that I was modeling these habits to my then 2.5 year old, too.
🛑 Prioritize Your Needs: We know this one is easier said than done, depending on what your support system looks like. But I think we can all agree that showing our kids that taking time for oneself is an essential aspect of overall well-being.
🌸 Practice Affirmations: Introduce the power of positive affirmations. Create a routine of uplifting statements that inspire confidence and self-love…and if you aren’t sure which affirmations to try, join our Sub Box Club where you get 4 affirmation and meditation cards written by a therapist and a mom delivered to your doorstep 4 times a year.
🌟 Acknowledge Your Progress: Perhaps our favorite tip…emphasize progress over perfection. Let’s teach our kids that every step forward is an achievement, no matter how small.
🤫 Allow Yourself Alone Time: Okay, I lied. Maybe this is my favorite one. While so hard to come by as a mom, we have to model alone time to our kids as an opportunity to recharge and connect with our inner thoughts and develop a positive relationship with ourselves.
😌 Feel Your Feelings: I might end up getting this tattooed on me because I always need this reminder! Reminding our children that all feelings are valid, and it's okay to experience a range of emotions, is so critical to their emotional development.
🙏 Practice Gratitude: Do you write down things you are thankful for? Or share about them at the family dinner table or while driving your kids around? We’ve been trying to incorporate daily practices of acknowledging and appreciating the positive aspects of life as a way to cultivate self-love.
🚫 Allow Yourself to Say No: We’re so passionate about teaching our kids the importance of setting boundaries. Saying no when needed is a powerful act of self-respect…one us recovering people pleasers probably really wish we had more practice in when we were younger.
At Present Not Perfect Play Co., we understand the significance of emotional learning in the developmental journey of your children. 🧠 ✨ 💪
Our products are crafted with the intention to support your family in nurturing these essential skills. Whether it's through our play dough and sensory kits, parent support and community, or educational resources, we're here for you every step of the way.
Thank you for allowing us to be part of your family's emotional learning journey.
Abbie & Emily 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏼♀️