Creating a Vision Board with Your Kids
Kids are from Krypton; Parents are from Pluto radio series update: June 10, 2010: What to do when you hear: “Mom, there’s nothing to do.” School is out—and for the last couple of weeks, we have been focusing on ways to spend time with your kids; last week we discussed lots of fun activities to do—on the cheap. But even all the fun things you mentioned, like going to the zoo, baking cookies, camping out in the living room….after a while, kids will start complaining they’re bored. Or, there’s nothing to do. Then what do you do? You help your kids envision their dreams and help make them a reality with Dream Boards. Dream Boards, or vision boards have been featured on TV shows such as Oprah, Ellen and Larry King Live. What they do is make your ideas into visual images and then send these images to your brain of what you want to create as your reality. You see, the brain doesn’t know the difference between reality and thought. What your kids imagine in their future will help you identify specifically what they want to achieve or become or acquire, and then their dream board will help lead them in that direction. And don’t forget to make one of your own…and a family dream board, too.
Here’s what you do:
- Think of the things you would like to have, accomplish or become.
- Get a piece of poster board and then start going through magazines.
- Have your kids find pictures of the things they would like to see happen in their life. Or your in yours! It could be a picture of a child graduating, a slimmer body, a trip, a new house, whatever your heart desires.
- Want money? Put it on your board.
- Want a sports car? Put it on your board. This is a popular one for teens!
Then, put it where you see it everyday. This helps program your mind into believing the images it is seeing. Now, although pictures are worth a thousand words, of course they are not enough. You need to do some work to make those pictures a reality. But what the Dream Board does is plant the seeds of belief into your brain. Remember, if you believe it, you can achieve it. Children put all kinds of things on their Dream Boards. Some have a paper with an A+ at the top, some have a pet, a new bike, etc. Some have a family that looks happy, And others have musicians playing drums and guitars.
It doesn’t matter what’s on the board.
It just matters that they have dreams, and that they are programming their minds to see it, believe it… Achieve it. So…Help your kids create Dream Boards of their own.
Top 5 Tips of the Week:
1. Encourage your kids to hold onto their dreams
2. Create dream boards to help your kids turn their dreams into reality
3. Make a family dream board; everyone helps to create a family vision
4. Use affirmations to reinforce positive beliefs
5. Show your kids you love them…through your words and your actions
Enjoy Your Kids!