Imagine fear invading your mind like a virus. It infects your mind with thoughts. It’s all you can think about.
- Will I get sick?
- Will my kids get sick?
- What about my job?
So many thoughts recycling over and over that you:
- Forget what you’re about to do.
- Talk harshly.
- Make mistakes.
- Feel tight inside.
- Forget to breathe.
Now imagine your child watching you. He’s seen the news. He’s aware that things are bad and wonders:
- Am I safe?
- Will my parents protect me?
- What will happen to my family?
Fear has infected him too.
How Parents Are Mentally Stronger than Children:
You’ve battled difficult situations and painful feelings many times in your life. You are a mind warrior because somehow, you’ve come through.
Your child is much less experienced than you and lacks the mental weapons you possess, even if you don’t know you possess them.
Remember this. It’s the frightful thoughts that wage war in your mind and cause your fear. You’ve battled them before. How will you deal with them now?
Today I’ll share the Emotion Meter (Sometimes called the Mood Meter) to use personally and then with your child. Use it as often as needed. Be a warrior again and teach your child to be a warrior too.
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