One of my weaknesses is that I let everyone else go first and I put myself last. It’s not a great quality and for the most part it only affects me (and of course, Ross from time to time).
I was horrified the other day to realise that I may have taught this to my friend’s 2 year old child, unintentionally of course, but a life lesson, none the less.
Here’s what happened:
Magnus was climbing the slippery dip at a local café where we were having breakfast.
Another kid, possibly the same age and a bit bigger in size, height and weight started climbing too.
I was standing behind Magnus to make sure he didn’t fall backwards and the second kid pushed his way past and up to the top of the slippery dip and I let him.
This same kid also attempted to take Magnus’ water bottle off him in another section of the playground but Magnus fought back.
Wow! Such an innocent event and yet so powerful in what it teaches us as well as the beliefs it generates. Powerful also in that our beliefs dictate our destiny and our beliefs are often created at a very early age.
Whilst I’m working on my own limiting belief of letting others go first (which I learned from my dad), I apologise if I just taught that to Magnus.
Remember, what you tolerate you teach.
What are you unconsciously teaching your kids?
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