We’re doing our best to model and teach our children the rising strong process and help them integrate it as a practice in their lives. Brené Brown.
Put these words of mine in your heart and soul… teach them to your children, talking about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Moses (Deuteronomy 11)
In the past 40 days, I’ve heard about dozens of your personal ah-ha moments. Many of us have said something like this: The rising strong process is opening my eyes and changing everything; I wish I had learned this stuff years ago.
Your stories remind me of the importance of teaching our children the rising strong process and helping them integrate it as a practice in their lives.
My nest is empty now, and I have a passion for equipping parents, grandparents, foster parents, teachers, health care professionals and church leaders how to integrate the rising strong practices into their lives. From there, we all have the opportunity to teach these practices to our children, grands, fosters, students, patients and parishioners.
In chapter four of Rising Strong Brené writes: It often takes just a single brave person to change the trajectory of a family, or of any system, for that matter.
Furthermore, this one brave person does not have to have all the answers. They just need to show up, be vulnerable and practice rising strong in their own setting. Brené tells about her mother going to therapy and then showing the family how to take responsibility for their own feelings. That’s teaching the process to kids!
Who are your children, grandchildren, foster and adopted children? How could you model, and teach them, this process?
Would you like more information about attending a Daring Way™ intensive or retreat in 2020? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll add you to the mailing list and make sure you receive the calendar of opportunities for parents (grands and fosters too!), educators, health care pros and faith community leaders.
LORD God, help me get started modeling and teaching rising strong with the young people in my life.