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Television, Drama, Materialism…..Values?

May 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

Just because the world around us is becoming more and more materialistic, television is the rule and not the exception, and aggression and drama are everywhere…. that does not mean that we have to jump on board that train!

We can establish our own values: let’s go back to basics!

Check in with yourself – know yourself well.  You have all of the answers your family needs.  It’s the only way to establish your own family values.

I would suggest some of the following, taken from  a number of incredibly uplifting prophets and writings, including: Dr. Suess, The Four Agreements, Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Abraham Hicks, Abraham, Gwendolyn Brooks, Maya Angelou, Desiderata:

Treat other as you would have them treat you.

Love yourself well, and love yourself as you would like your child to be loved.

When you judge, know that you probably have that very judgment about yourself. So forgive yourself — love yourself for who you are.  You are worth it!!

Always be honest.

Always say what you mean.

Always follow your heart.  Be true to yourself.

Don’t take things personally; know that everyone is just doing the best they can, and that their actions are about them (where their head is at, at that moment)

Be grateful for what you have and it will multiply.

Enjoy life.

Embrace every moment, “Be it gash, or gold, for it will not come again in this incredible disguise.” (Gwendolyn Brooks)


Linda Shannon

Riviera PlaySchool in South Redondo Beach, California

A mindful program for the ‘whole child,’ inspired by the best of attachment parenting, Reggio Emilia, Bev Bos, Montssori, Waldorf, and Non Violent Communication

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