Thursday, December 03, 2009

Positive Kids

Jon Gordon has authored some great books on being positive and creating positive change in your life and in the life of others. These include, The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, and The Shark and the Goldfish, among others.

He recently wrote about 5 tips for developing positive kids. They include:
  1. Ask your children for their success of the day;
  2. Have a bedtime ritual, such as a prayer or conversation to give them strength to overcome challenges;
  3. No complaining unless it is to the source and they have one or two solutions to the issue;
  4. Teach them that their response to an event leads to an outcome, so choose an optimistic response (Gordon calls it the E + P = O rule)
  5. Teach them to be thankful every day - it keeps them from stressing too much.
It's a quick read, so I encourage you to click the link above, check it out and check out other bits of wisdom on Jon's website,