When it comes to your child’s dreams, are you helping or hindering? One thing to remember is that for children, anything is possible. Their life is full of fantasy and amazement. Because of this innocence, it is very easy for them to believe in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and all those imaginary characters. Children want to laugh, imagine, and play. We as adults, tend to take life too seriously and we kill our own expectations with doubt, uncertainty and pessimism. Think of the last time you had doubt about a situation, you gave up and now look back with the thought of “what if?” Imagine for a moment that you were able to live with a mentality of being able to obtain whatever you put your mind to and actually doing so? Having that mentality is actually a sign of a high self-esteem.
Now, wouldn’t you want your kids to have a high self-esteem? Work with your kids then. When they tell you that they want to be an astronaut, tell them that anything’s possible. Someone must have told the men that first stepped on the moon those words at least just once.