Is your child a warrior?
Your role in your children’s lives is crucial. As a parent, you walk alongside your child through their most developmental years. If you aren’t familiar with how to build your child into a Warrior, take the following notes into strong consideration.
Here are 3 Reasons You Should Teach Your Child to be a Warrior:
1. Empower Your Children to Feel and Know That They can do Anything
From a young age, kids are told what to do and when to do it. They aren’t often given the option to make a decision or feel in control. In every part of their lives, seek to give them options and let them make a choice.
In yoga, a pose like Warrior allows children to feel the empowerment like that of their superheroes. This pose will empower your children to feel and know that they can do anything. Give them choices (hey, there are several variations of Warrior pose!) and allow them to make decisions.
2. Your Children Need Courage
A warrior is about courage. It is important to explain to your children what courage is and looks like. Show them examples from stories in books or movies so that they can have role models. This courage that they learn is what they will need to try out for the football team, raise their hand in class, stand up to bullying and speak up for what they need.
If you have any great story or movie recommendations, leave them in the comments below!
3. Teach Your Children to Never Give Up
To a young child, ‘being a warrior’ means that they won’t give up. They will stand for what they believe in and pursue it until the end.
As a yoga teacher for over a decade and a mother of four, I find it is vital for young children to really understand what it means to try and keep trying. As the parent, be there to encourage your little warrior(s) to never give up. Your support is instrumental, especially on the bad days.
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This post was originally published in Jan 2018 on Team Mom n Dad.