Say "No" and Mean It
- Get your children involved with something that takes them outside of their own self-centeredness. This will expose your children to the richness of the world, not the richness of "things." Some examples—volunteering to help others or giving back to the planet. This will begin to cultivate soulfulness in our children instead of cultivating an insatiable hunger for "things."
- Teach your children self-care and care of others. Don't just give them what makes them feel good. Sometimes we try to distract our children from the pain in their lives, but it is critical that they learn what it feels like to experience emotions like sadness, anger and disappointment. All of this is tied into being able to self-control. When children grow up they won't have any idea how to do this if they aren't given limits by their parents when they are young.