Monday, March 29, 2010

Are you raising a mini me? And is that a good thing?

 A lot of people refer to their children as their "mini me." Do we just say that because it sounds cute, or do we actually mean it? Is your child a smaller version of you, and, if so, is that a good thing? We all shall I say this?... "unsavory" characteristics that we don't like. Are you passing those on to your child?

A lot of the time, we aren't even aware of the things we do and say. We go through life behaving in the same ways we've always done and rarely stop to examine what we're really doing, what message we're really sending. We get frustrated when our children are impatient, mean, greedy, and bad tempered, but do we think of where they get it from?

We all owe it to ourselves and our children to be more aware of our thoughts, our words, our behavior.

This is a wonderful 10-min video about the choices we make and how they affect others. The whole thing is good, but if you're in a rush, fast forward and watch from 4:41.

Watch this

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  1. Hey found you on SITS :)

    My son is a total mini-me of my husband. I think it is cute for now but wonder if they will clash later on because they are so similar.

  2. It's true, good or bad: monkey see, monkey do. They are like sponges and they do absorb everything. If only everybody could make good choices. Great post.

  3. great post! Even at 7.5 months old my I see my daughter mimicking my "frustrated" face. I have to work hard to drop the bad habits (like swearing), but it will be worth it. children are a reflection of their caregivers.

    p.s. I am so glad you left me a comment today! I had lost track of you when I accidentally deleted by blog roll. oops!

  4. Over from SITS..

    My daughter is a total mini-me, and it's not so good. She's opinionated, stubborn, independent - things that will serve her well later but not so much fun now! LOL


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