Motivate your child... But it starts with trust
Every parent loves their child, but loving them doesnít mean that you can't sometimes demoralize them. Relationships are about communication. How we communicate with our child can make all the difference in earning their trust.
Integrity is what others see in us. WE can't claim to have integrity; we only can act in our best character. So the question is... how can we measure our own integrity?
Our intentions allow us to measure our own integrity. How many times have you said to your child that you were going to do something for them and then you didnít? How many times did you say theyíll get this for doing that... and then they didnít?
As parents, we all want our children to trust us enough to speak up when bullying happens at school or in the community. The only way that is going to happen is by building trust with them.
If your child sees integrity in you, they will trust you, and will always feel comfortable speaking up.
The #1 reason children do not speak up when they become a victim/target of bullying is because they fear adults will not follow through.