Acceptance of who you are


 Accepting and being happy with who you are is paramount to how you feel. How you feel reflects in your behaviour, which then reflects on to your child’s behaviour. Talking about your personal insecurities in front of your child does them no favours. It will only get them thinking about any insecurities they may have. Be happy with yourself and those around you will be happy too. No one is perfect, no one at all! If your insecurities are affecting how you feel and you are feeling down very often then this is an area that has to be worked on. Acceptance of YOURSELF is the catalyst in changing your behaviour and more than likely your child’s behaviour.

Acceptance means you are in control

If you can accept who you are and what your life is right now, then by accepting this, then you are in control. By accepting that this is what it is, then you can either be happy or be happy that you are able to start to make some changes, if change is what you want. If you are comparing who you are as a person to others, why the comparison? You are you. Every single person is completely unique, you may compare yourself to them but do you know everything about them? Comparing your children to other children, whether it be in their development, social skills, emotional skills  and class works or exam results, is not accepting your child for who they are. Not every child will be a brain surgeon, doctor or Prime Minister.

Acceptance is liberating

Acceptance will  make your life easier, acceptance helps the guilt, anxiety and stress subside. We all have things within ourselves we may not be ecstatic with, we all have different issue in our lives to deal with, if these are issues that are changeable, accept them for what they are now and then slowly figure out how to slowly bring the change in. Unfortunately if it involves changing others, this is a little harder, you may just need to accept who they are and move on.

With child behaviour accept and love your child for who they are. Accept that what they are doing is not out of malice or intention but a pattern that they have got into, a pattern that is changeable.

You are a fantastic and gorgeous person, especially if you took the time to read this. Accept who you are and love life unconditionally as much as you can.

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Nathalie Brown

Child Behaviour Consultant at Easy Peasy Kids
Child Behaviourist and researcher. Creator of "Less tantrums. More smiles". I look at the bigger picture and think outside the box when working with children and their behaviour. Their world is different. As adults we sometimes forget this. Happiness Creator in my spare time. Eater of chocolate and cake.

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  1. Agree. We have to learn to love ourselves and accept our inperfections as well as our strengths. We cam use positive language so our children hear that we do accept ourselves and they will hopefully mirror it in their thoughts and speech.

  2. Lee Read says

    Thank you for posting this. I could not have read this at a better time – feeling very down and out over the last week. Not really sure why – usually I’m a happy person (to be around also)! Too many things have come to a head this week but I will endeavour to take each day as a new day and accept and be happy with myself and my family!

  3. Great post….I think when one accepts a situation or oneself…you will achieve or gain a certain freedom to carry on in life, the burden will uplift in someway 🙂

  4. bubble936 says

    I loved the statement ” Every single person is completely unique, you may compare yourself to them but do you know everything about them? ”
    I do believe that grass is always greener on the other side.We should be happy with what we have and what we are and when we accept this fact, then we will be able to live a better and happy life.

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