Listen Up, Dads: Believe It or Not, Your Kids ARE Listening to You! by Holly Budde

Fatherhood
6 years ago
Listen Up, Dads: Believe It or Not, Your Kids ARE Listening to You!

My dad always had three standard answers for me, no matter what I thought my world was ending over as a child: 

  • "You can do anything you put your mind to." 
  • "Keep your eye on the ball, whatever the ball is - don't lose sight of it." 
  • His favorite: "Hustle! Your attitude will makes things much better for you!" 

I'd get mad because he said them so much! Over time, those phrases became my self-talk, and have helped me time and again. As a test, I asked my sister before submitting this what three things she remembers. Our self talk matches identically! 

Guess he knew what he was doing! What are your kids hearing from you?

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