Daddy Daughter Philosophy Time
Our 4 year daughter Skylar shares life philosophy she’s been learning from daddy. The foundation of life is forming in these young years. As parents, we have such an opportunity and responsibility to set the stage for a little person to blossom into an awesome “inspirational badass” (shameless plug for daddy’s podcast) human in the world.
Older Parent Perpective
As older parents, we arrived at parenting from a completely different lens than that of our former youthful selves. We believe everything happens for a reason. We believe in taking full responsibility for our own actions. We believe we create your own reality, however joyous or challenged that may be. We believe that “when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Thanks Wayne Dyer!
Both my husband and I have certainly embraced failing forward. We understand success in life traverses a journey of many failures along the way. We have experienced many of our own, around the successes, and have become better humans along the way.
At 43 for me and 46 years old for my husband, we made the choice to build a family since time was certainly ticking. We made a choice to share our world with another human. We also chose to embrace the responsibility of guiding, supporting and challenging this little human to be the best she can be.
Toddler Development Tools
At this moment, our daughter Skylar just embarked on her fourth year around the sun. It has been a busy and speedy few years for us all. We have, however, as parents, stayed focused on our mission to provide the tools our daughter can utilize as she navigates her own journey in this rapidly evolving world in which we live.
Not only have we been exposing our daughter to sign language since she was 6 months old, we have also been reading daily. Additionally, my husband has been sharing specific life values to help guide our daughter. He then adds a new philosophy to the mix in relation to our daughter’s development.
- What is the most important thing in the world?
- What happens when we fall down?
- Why do we read?
- What if we have a challenge?
- How do we get better at reading?
Check out the video for our daughter’s answers.
Always Getting Better
Together we are building a legacy every day for our daughter. My husband, while working in business development, is also working on his podcast. I am working on my blog, my instagram, and other social media, plus we have other projects in the making. We love sharing stories, whether ours or others, of how we have become better humans along life’s journey.
There’s a quote on my office wall saying, “Every morning, we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” The power of life truly resides in the seemingly insignificant little moments and choices that either uplift or expose our genuine nature. Make those choices count! And choose wisely and with intention with every moment we have with our children.
Here’s a few books, some for adults, and others for reading to kids, that we have found inspiring and helpful on our personal and parenting adventure.
- The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield
- The Brain That Changes Itself : Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge
- The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer
- Too Many Mangoes – A Story About Sharing by Tammy Paikai
- What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada or the 3 book set.
- You are Stardust by Elin Kelsey