Updated: Jun 5, 2019
My name is Heather and I’m the Mum of one boy, my miracle little boy Isaac who is currently 11 years old. Isaac has ADHD and also on the Autistic spectrum.
With my business I had been introduced to the Law of Attraction and mindset, and completed courses and training which has helped me emensly with how I look at life and react to things, along with growing me confidence. It has helped me greatly in my business, home life and to overcome traumatic things that have happened to me in my past that I am now able to deal with and talk about.
Seeing Isaac suffer with low self-esteem, low self-love and worthiness, often coming home saying he was stupid or thick, no one likes him and he didn’t want to be here anymore broke my heart, I was devastated. I knew I had to do something to change this, and there was no chance I was going to let him go through what I did as teenager. I knew as mum I needed to do something to help him. The school system, authorities and medical teams had let us down on numerous occasions. So I decided to start implementing what had helped me transform my life, starting with introducing affirmations into Isaacs daily life, doing them every morning before school and reading to him about how the law of attraction can work. Reading and shouting them out together. This really has helped Isaac and we saw a massive switch in his behaviour at school and home, his confidence grew and look on life improved.
I then bought him a children’s law of attraction book which we read together everyday and he wanted to share this, so he did a Facebook live on my profile. This reached over 5k views he was thrilled to say the least. We had so many messages from other parents saying how their children were also struggling with the same sort of mindset and if we could also help them. It truly upsets me to see children suffer like this and we need to do something and help.
This is where my idea came from and Mindset and Me was born. Isaac wanted to be involved and he came up with the logo. I am super proud of him and this business is as much his as it is mine. It’s time to make a difference in the world.
The flash cards and other merchandise will help children and adults alike. You can either read them all together or pick one card to concentrate on per day. An affirmation is anything you say or think about yourself. All of our self-talk, both negative and positive, are affirmations. When children are prone to constantly saying and thinking negative things about themselves, they will need to retrain their brains to think more positively. They can do this through practicing positive affirmations. Our brain processes all information on the spot, it takes everything we say and think literally. The brain doesn’t distinguish between real and fantasy. This is why scary movies scare some people even though they know what’s happening is not real. Therefore, when kids repeat positive affirmations, their brain receives it as the truth. Regularly reciting positive affirmations can override negative thoughts some children may have. This can then reprogram their brains to think more positive thoughts. The more we say or think something, the more likely we are to believe it. If we can get children to focus on more positive things then they are less likely to define themselves based on their negative self-talk.
I feel so strongly on this as children need to have that confidence boost, to be inspired, taught the importance of self-love, love of others and responsibility. Mindset is everything, it can help children develop and learn NOT to give up. We want our children to be confident, resilient, develop high self-esteem and ambition to achieve anything they want to in life.
The change in Isaac has made home life so much happier. To see my son smile and act upon the affirmations he was learning made my heart melt, a great sense of happiness that I was able to help him as his mummy. We still do work every single day as it’s always an ongoing process. With mindset it’s not just a quick fix. I still work on mine every day. By doing the activities together has brought us even closer, a true bond, it’s an activity that is ours and now we help others together too.
Mindset and Me is almost 12 months old and within that time we have been on the radio, in newspapers, glossy magazine articles, families online magazine, blogs and the reviews and reports we have had about what impact this has had on so many children is incredible. We have since brought out other packs of cards including teen cards, worksheets, and journals.
Written By Heather of Mindset and Me
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