Below you will find a posting on “Parental Expectation List.” At first glance, I would presume that most people would yawn a little and then go about finding something really worthwhile to read.
STOP! Please STOP and read this tidbit before you shrug your shoulders and let your fingers keyboard away from this extremely important subject.
You see, our children begin to create and sustain their BELIEF systems by watching our actions, our beliefs and our expectations.
All that we do and all that we believe, including our EXPECTATIONS, drives our children’s REACTIONS and BELIEFS and their own personalized EXPECTATIONS.
So before you dismiss an EXPECTATION list, think of the consequences of ignoring how very important this is to your child.
Yes, the world is a stage and we are on it. For life. Our child is reading us from day one (or before). So how openly we ACT on our own personalized BELIEFS and EXPECTATIONS will determine our child’s internalized direction for self and world.
This is not an invitation for us to PREACH or DEMAND, but rather an avenue for gently installing a “moral compass” that will serve our children well throughout their lives.