Empowerment and kids
Empowerment means different things to different people... it can mean equal opportunity, taking charge of your own life, or raising your consciousness and achieving greater awareness and mindfulness.
It usually reminds us of people in faraway lands who are oppressed and discriminated against. But people close to us can sometimes feel oppressed when they’re not heard, or when they're treated with disregard.
Unfortunately children are, in many instances, discounted and dismissed. One of the most oppressive expressions I’ve ever heard is “children should be seen and not heard.”
As parents we have the opportunity to empower our kids daily when we interact with them
- By listening to them attentively
- By asking for their opinions and thus having them participate in decisions
- By teaching them new skills
- By guiding them to find their own voices and to understand their own strengths
- By helping them to set goals to pursue their dreams
- By interacting with them in the same way we interact with our friends
- By accept them for who they are without judgment
- By acknowledging their person and their presence.
When you empower your children you give them the self confidence to make the right choices, and when you, as a parent, know that you’ve given your child the tools to make the right choices, you can confidently take time away from your them in order to grow in your own right.
We must trust in our ability to be the care givers and decision makers that our children deserve, and in order to do so we must be aware of our responsibility towards ourselves and our own lives before we can even pretend to be responsible for our children’s lives. We must develop self awareness and mindfulness in order to know our strengths and weaknesses, and be aware of who and what disempowers us. Once we’ve recognized how we actually allow external forces to control us and disempower us, only then can we reclaim our own power.
We’ve always been taught not to be selfish, and so we tend to think that we must sacrifice & think less of ourselves, and that we must put everyone else ahead of ourselves. This quote puts it all into perspective: “Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself, it means thinking of yourself less.”
This site is about empowerment for your kids and yourself through the law of attraction, inspirational books, mindfulness and meditation, good parenting skills, and much more.
- When Monsters Get Lonely
- When Hannah's monster pays her a visit in the dark of night, Grams is quick to dispel her fears by revealing how our thoughts magically create our lives. When Monsters Get Lonely is about empowering
- Interview with a Monster
- An interview with a monster, Sn-eeefle Sob, the monster in When Monsters Get Lonely by Maha Huneidi
- Confident Kids
- Confident kids already know that it’s true.... That you really can magically create your life with
- Goal Setting for Teens
- Goal setting for teens - write down your goals and be very specific about what you want. For example
- Parenting Style
- parenting style is something we learn -or try to unlearn- from our own parents. Some subconsciously, raise their kids the same way they were raised... read more
- Creative Parenting
- Creative parenting is the ability to wing it as we go and succeed at being
- Talk to Your Children
- "Talk to your children" needs to be expressed in a different way, like communicate <i><b>with</i></b> your kids, or talk <i><b>with</i></b> your children, or chat
- Character Building
- Character building is a chance occurrence. You make a mistake and hopefully live through it and become a better person. When I was in school I remember a course in character building. It taught us res
- Teaching Respect
- teaching respect is, by far, the most important of all the character building blocks, because trusting, giving responsibility, being fair, and caring for our children are all signs of respect
- Giving a child choices fosters responsibility and self confidence
- Goal Setting
- Teaching goal setting to little kids is a simple thing to do. Motivating teenagers, on the other hand, is a bit more difficult. You need to convince them first, and help them understand the principle
- Playing roles
- Playing roles is a good way to widen your child’s horizons, accelerate learning, teach empathy, and aquire confidence and... Read more
- Bullying has reached epidemic levels, and in some cases caused bodily injury as well as numerous teenage suicides, not to mention the yet unexplored probable effects of... read more
- Self Empowerment
- By self empowerment, I mean parent empowerment. As a parent, you need to find the time to empower yourself first, because if you’re burned out
- Music and Mood
- Music and mood are undeniably linked. The effects of music on your mood are profound, as it can alter your brain waves and make you feel happy… provided you’re listening to the kind of music you love.
- What is your passion?
- Do you spend more time at work than you do with your family, thinking that you have to work hard in order to secure a retirement that you can happily spend with your loved ones?
- Free Online Stories
- When you snuggle up and read to your child you create a special time for bonding. Choose one of the many free online stories or free story book videos like the When Monsters Get Lonely… Read more
- Free eBooks
- The best things in life are free! Some may beg to differ, but it all depends on how you look at it. Free ebooks...
- Spooky Halloween Countdown
- Join me in this spooky halloween countdown, as I reveal some sample chapters from a work in progress, Chimaera...
- Empowerment and Kids
- Empowerment for your kids and yourself through the law of attraction, inspirational books... read more.
- Empowerment and Kids Insights
- empwerent and kids insights ezine
- About Maha Huneidi
- About Maha Huneidi, author of "When Monsters Get Lonely"
- Contact Maha
- contact Maha
- The Benefits of Meditation for kids
- The benefits of meditation include enhanced learning and attention span, improved self esteem, reduced anxiety to name a few. Studies indicate that you can teach children as young as three to meditate
- How to Meditate
- How to meditate is sometimes presented in a way that really turns kids off. You hear stuff like you have to meditate for at least thirty minutes, you have to meditate every
- The simplest definition of Mantras is that they are syllables, words, or phrases that are repeate
- The Chakras
- The Sanskrit word Chakra means wheel or better yet vortex. Our Chakras are energy vortices aligned vertically in our bodies. The seven major Chakras, their locations, characteristics, color, and aroma
- Walking Meditation
- A walking meditation can be invigorating and uplifting, especially if you are one of those kids who cannot sit still to meditate, or if you have brain pop
- Meditation for Children
- Meditation for Children is quite easy. In order to teach our children meditation we need to teach ourselves
- Mother's Day
- On this mother's day, May 13, 2012, I would like to thank my mother for all the things she taught me...
- Halloween History
- Halloween history for kids beginning with the Celts and the festival of Samhain to modern day Halloween
- The Magic of Christmas
- The Magic of Christmas... whether your kids believe in Santa or not, Christmas is a great opportunityto teach our children that we are full of magic and only we can create it.