Show Notes:

Learning from the covid pandemic

Covid fatigue: When we are in the eye of the storm and can’t find our way out, it is easy to lose hope and think the storm will last forever. But one day the sun will shine on you again, and the clouds will clear, and you will look around and realize you have been blown to an even better place. Sometimes, in the storm, there is a miracle waiting to be seen. Dani Look for the lessons & gifts from the pandemic vs focus on the negatives

Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. Emory Austin, take action to create energy, momentum, and movement

Help kids develop grit and confidence

Support kids in developing grit & confidence:

Just remember: The people that say, “Your dreams are impossible” have already quit on theirs. Grant Cardone

When someone tells me “No”, it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them. Karen Quinones Miller

May you never be the reason why someone who loves to sing doesn’t, or why someone who dressed so uniquely now wears plain clothing, or why someone who always spoke so excitedly about their dreams is now silent about them, or someone gave up on a part of themselves because you were critical, nonappreciative, judgmental, or sarcastic about it. Mostafa Ibrahim

Support kid’s passions and dreams

It’s curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not. Neil Tyson, Support kid’s passions & dreams 

Mindfulness & savoring each moment

Mindfulness: Do not ask your children to strive for extraor­dinary lives. Such striving may seem admirable, but it is the way of foolishness. Help them in­stead to find the wonder and the marvel of an ordinary life. Show them the joy of tasting toma­toes, apples, and pears. Show them how to cry when pets and people die. Show them the infi­nite pleasure in the touch of a hand. And make the ordinary come alive for them. The extraordi­nary will take care of itself. William Martin

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it. William Feather

Model and teach kids to be in the moment and to savor each moment

Being of service: We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan

Opportunities to be of service

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Thurman

ACKNOWLEDGE all kinds of courage and hereos

We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my prob­lem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes. Fred Rogers; acknowledge heroes other than soldiers & first responders: teachers, activists, nurses, people who are of service to others, people who live life fully and don’t care what others think

“It actually doesn’t take much to be considered a difficult woman. That’s why there are so many of us.” Jane Goodall, honor powerful girls even if they have rough edges

Final thoughts for parents who want to become and remain an influence in their daughter’s life now, throughout the teen years and beyond: 

Model what you want kids to live out

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person—he believed in me. Jim Valvano

My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it. Clarence Kelland

In the end, there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just needs to be someone who wants to. Robert Brault

Happy new year to you all

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