On the Addison Reads Audio Blog I talked about why I get vulnerable & admit mistakes to my child.
Even though it’s hard.
Even though it is humbling.
Even though my pride sometimes tells me not to.
You can click the link below to listen to this very vulnerable, honest and raw podcast episode! Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts to never miss an episode, or sign up to receive email updates when a new episode goes live, here.
Notes from the Show:
- I am a recovering perfectionist
- In college, my best friend called me out on not being able to admit mistakes. It’s changed my outlook completely and has had a significant impact on why I admit mistakes to my child.
- I have always talked to my daughter like she was older and could understand
In this episode I share 3 raw stories from my own life to show how I admit mistakes to my child.
- The time I yelled at her about locking my door
- All the times I’ve ignored my daughter as I focused on other things (dishes, reading, work)
- That awkward moment I threw something when I was angry…and I was embarrassed.
Why Bother Admitting Your Mistakes?
In this episode I discuss 3 reasons you should bother admitting mistakes to your child.
- Vulnerability makes way for deeper connection
- Admitting mistakes to my child has helped with my own self development, confidence & pride
- Honesty & admission of flaws shows your children they don’t need to strive to be perfect, they just need to be reflective and always try to do better
The moral of the story about admitting mistakes to my child?
Show your children your true self.
Show them how you fail and succeed. Let them into your self reflection so they can model that.
Admit when you’re wrong & be willing to wholeheartedly bear your heart, cry, get vulnerable, tell the whole truth.
Admit your mistakes to your children, whether they have to do with them, or not.
Ready to Explore this Topic as a Family?
Every month both here on Addison Reads and within The Intentional Book Club we have a very distinct theme. The objective of establishing a singular theme per month is it gives you the chance to explore and dive deep into the topic with your family throughout the entire month.
May 2018’s theme is FAMILY. We are focusing on relationships, values, love, distance, and intentional family time.
If you are interested in delving deeper into this topic with your family, we would love to have you join us in The Intentional Book Club. In the club, we focus on inviting our children into the discovery and exploration of these larger topics through the strategic use of children’s books and activities. Every month members receive a theme bundle that includes:
- 5+ purposefully chosen book recommendations that relate to the topic
- 3 activity ideas centered around the theme
- 1 guest interview with an author, illustrator or expert related to the monthly topic
- A short video lesson for your entire family
- 2 digital badges to earn as a family for mastering the skill / topic of the month
Club members also have access to curated book recommendations based on their defined focuses for their intentional bookshelves, exclusive printables and resources, and are welcome to participate in our private community for purposeful parents.
The best part? Joining the club is just $47 for lifetime access. Start engaging with your kids in meaningful ways and spending time discovering things that matter together.
May 2018’s Featured Club Guest – Entrice Rowe
Our guest of honor for May 2018 is Entrice Rowe. Entrice is a Woman of Faith and a Certified Life Coach. She is incredibly passionate about seeing women walk in freedom as they walk out their God given purpose. She uses biblical truths as her compass as she coaches her clients and encourages them to apply these truths to their every day living. Entrice resides in Florida with her husband, Marcus, and their four children.
Join the Intentional Book Club for full access to the insightful interview with Entrice about family values!