This weekend I went apple picking with my daughter and her friends. And it was so much fun to see her excitement throughout the process.
Not only did we talk about it before we went, but we keep talking about it now every time we see the apples that we picked. Every time she sees an apple, she says, “I went apple picking!” And I’m sure it’ll go on and on when we start baking with them and making other things from the apples.
And this might seem simple. But’s it’s positive proof of something she manifested.
I took a bunch of pictures, but this one from the farm is my favorite. My daughter’s in the middle!
Now if you’re a parent or you know and love a kid, this blog post is for you.
I’ve been seeing a lot of talk lately about how to teach children about the Law of Attraction.
And it’s important that we empower the next generation!
If you’re really excited about consciously manifesting an amazing life and making a difference in the world, then you’re probably going to want to teach your kids how to manifest as well.
So just how do you teach your kids about manifesting?
Well, it all starts with yourself.
Children learn from watching you! So make sure to notice how you’re acting and what you’re saying.
Here are 3 Easy Ways to Teach Your Kids about Manifesting:
1. Watch Your Language
It’s important for your kids to understand that your thoughts become things.
So “NO” is an interesting choice of words. While as parents, we definitely need to set boundaries – See if you can find other ways to say ‘NO’.
No is basically telling them that it’s impossible. And you want to cultivate possibility and curiosity in your child. Remember that’s where manifesting begins. So try explaining why you don’t do certain things instead. You could explain what might happen if you did do that thing that they’re not supposed to do. You can ask them why they want to do certain things.
The same goes with the words ‘Can’t’ and ‘Don’t’. Remember, no one is perfect. I find myself saying these words sometimes too. It’s okay! Sometimes they might be necessary.
Just try to incorporate some other language to replace the over-use of limiting and negative words that we often say without realizing it.
2. Cultivate Curiosity
Imagination is where it all begins. So start inviting your kids to play with their imagination!
At bedtime, I often play a game called “I see” with my daughter. I tell her what I see, and then she tells me what she sees. For example, I say, “I see a red butterfly.” And she says, “I see a purple butterfly.” And I say, “I see a green butterfly.” And she says, “I see a green butterfly too.” We go back and forth for a while and it’s a lot of fun.
Now, please note that right now my daughter is two and a half, so the “I see” game can be simpler for younger kids, and more intentional with older kids. You can use this game to set intentions with the older kids. Then you can actually see the next night if you were able to “see” or experience some of the things you thought of the night before.
Cultivating Curiosity means not negating what they tell you they see.
Last night at bedtime, my daughter told me she saw a tiger. Now a “normal” parent reaction might be, “Don’t worry honey, there are no tigers in your room.” But instead, I asked her about it. So before negating what your child tells you she sees or hears, try asking her for more information first. For the tiger example, I said, “Oh yeah? Where is the tiger?” And she said, “When I close my eyes, I see a tiger.” And I said, “Oh that’s nice. Is it orange with black stripes? Is it nice?” etc.. It turns out the tiger was nice and my child in this instance wasn’t afraid of it. So why should I limit her imagination?
If your child is really scared at bedtime, I simply say, “You’re totally safe.” And she repeats, “I’m totally safe.”
Now there are lots of stimulating ways to incorporate imagination into play time (like dressing up, playing with stuffed animals, etc.)
You can even create a vision board with them!
This one I made with my daughter at age 2!
Have fun with this!
3. Praise Them
If your child did something awesome, tell them how awesome it was! Praise the effort.
Even if he wasn’t able to accomplish what he’d intended, make sure to let him know that you’re proud of him for trying.
And if your child did manifest something, tell him “That’s great. YOU manifested that!” So make sure to acknowledge that they are already a powerful manifestor!
Along with praise is expressing Gratitude!
You can do this at the end of the day by simply taking turns telling each other what you’re grateful for at bedtime. You could also make this a family ritual at dinnertime after you bless and thank your food.
And if your child is helpful, thank them!
There are lots of ways to incorporate gratitude into your routine!
Here are some of my favorite books for kids that help teach them the principles of manifestation:
Read to them! They LOVE reading.
And if you’re a mom to a young teenager, then these 3 are my favorites:
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: Stories of Life, Love and Learning (Chicken Soup for the Soul)
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
Now I’d love to hear from you! Are there any things that you do to teach your kids about manifesting that I didn’t mention above? Do you have a favorite book that you love? Share them in the comments below. We can all benefit from hearing your experiences and sharing resources.
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True, we do have to teach and reinforce to children that they are creating their own reality. I do this by just noticing it when the kids get something that they’ve wanted, be it a new toy, meal, or fun feeling. And, to catch my kids when they are falling over laughing and milking that feeling with them, saying how much fun they’ve created, and as you said, to just praise them for their being.
One thing I’ve noticed is that I praise what is important to me, but that doesn’t even cover who this little person is. So, as a parent, I pay attention to all of what I’m praising, not only what I like, but other things as well. In essence, I can turn around any situation into a positive one because if I can praise something I hadn’t really liked, then I can really love and empower my child.
As for books, one for younger children that I’ve loved over many years is The Mountains of Tibet, by Mordecai Gerstein, because it shows kids the cycle of rebirth that my children all accepted easily. I also think that Julie Andrews is a very good example of someone using the LOA, and she has some children’s books out. One is The Very Fairy Princess, and you wouldn’t even know it’s going to be about empowerment, but it is. It’s just lovely for girls especially.
For older children, I would also recommend Pay it Forward, so children understand that kindness creates more kindness.
Thanks so much for this post to remind me to be open to discussing manifesting with the children in my life, and they really do know it best!