Teaching our kids to cross the road safely is pretty damn important.
Teaching our kids to believe in themselves so they don’t get run over by life is also important!
It takes ages to teach kids how to cross the road. Experts say we should hold their hand until they are at least 10 years old and go through the following steps every time we cross the road with them, “STOP on the curb, LOOK both ways, LISTEN for traffic you can’t see, THINK ‘Is it safe to cross now?’ If it is then cross, if not then wait.”
Similarly it takes ages for our kids to believe in themselves, so don’t be hard on yourself if your kid says, “I’m hopeless”, “I can’t do that” or “I hate myself”, just hold their hands, look them in the eyes and say, “I love you and believe in you no matter what!” It’s a winner of a place to start!