Life fails to be perfect but never fails to be beautiful (especially in the fall)
It is that beautiful time of the year again (my favorite season) when the leaves turn a cornucopia of colors blazing across varying landscapes across our nation. Fall is a busy time for many of us especially when we have to make sure our kids are staying on track academically. Additionally, ensuring they are balancing academics with family, community service, friends, and personal time. The Fall is a wonderful time to be creative with your kids and teach them the importance of letting go as the tree leaves slowly accumulate on yards everywhere.
- Do some leaf raking with your kids and create a big pile of leaves to jump in! Also incite discussion about why so much grows in the spring only to leave in the fall…
- Carve some pumpkins and then toast the seeds. Carve kind words into your pumpkins (e.g. Believe in Yourself) or use heirloom pumpkins to hold candles in the middle or just some silly faces or sketchings.
- Participate in area festivals, celebrations, and gatherings, etc. (Google fall festivals in your area to see how much is out there for you and your kids to participate)
- Attend local football (high school or middle school) and embrace the cool autumn nights
- Begin a gratitude box where each member of the family drops a note in the box as to what they are thankful for and when Thanksgiving comes read them out loud
Always remember to tell your child the following each day:
- Believe in yourself
- You were born for special reasons
- Look for ways to help others today
- Your primary purpose is to discover what your unique talents are (that no one else in the world has)
If you would like to learn more about me or my practice Inner Compass Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting, PLLC and have questions feel free to visit my website www.iccounseling.net as well as read my Inner Compass Blog.
Dr. Gerald Brown (Doc Brown) is owner of Inner Compass Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting PLLC in Cornelius, NC and Statesville, NC. He is passionate about fatherhood issues, immigrant concerns, and specializes in trauma work. Doc Brown has presented at various conferences and has a multitude of experience training organizations and corporations in diversity and multicultural resilience. He believes in helping individuals, couples, and families find meaning and integrate that meaning with various resiliencies in order to live purposefully and vibrantly. He is married with two daughters ages 14 and 6.