Listen Up, Dads: Believe It or Not, Your Kids ARE Listening to You! What are They Hearing? You Need to Read This! by Holly Budde
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?