Hey, what’s cracking everybody!
Happiness Pro Tip this morning is for parents. Parents here’s how you can best enjoy this process of being a parent. Not only best enjoy but be the best parent that you can be. I got three things for you.
Number one, every single day make your kids laugh. I got three kids. I get up, get them ready, get them off to school, three different locations every single morning. My first priority though is to make them laugh and make sure that experiences are fun. I see some of you mom’s coming in hot in the morning and I’m like wow breathe take it easy. There’s nothing serious going on here. So make your kids laugh figure out how to enjoy the process. Number two, is critical and many of you don’t do this. Look you’re freaking kids in the eyes and talk to them. Don’t talk at them. They’re not just other things for you to control. Look them in the eye ask them questions. What’s important to them? I just see some of these relationships and hear the dynamics and it’s so dysfunctional. Sometimes it’s palpable because I’m around kids and parents a lot and you see the dynamics like man talk to your kids. They’re human beings. Look them in the eye and talk to them. So number one make them laugh. That’s number one.
Number two look your kids in the eyes and talk to them and number three. Tell your kids you love them all day every day. I tell my kids every single day multiple times a day that I love them so much that if I say, hey Hunter, you know what? He will say, “yeah, Dad I know you love me”. You know what I want that to echo in their mind for the rest of their life because the world is not as loving as it could be in that, you know, they need to know that they are loved and they are enough as they are. They’re going to be so brainwashed and know that they’re loved so much by the time they leave and I don’t have them in my household again, then my goal is that those words echo in their mind for all the days of their life how much their dad loves them. So that’s it.
You want to be a better parent? I see some of you out there struggling. It doesn’t need to be that way. I got three kids and what makes me an authority what makes me an expert is this I’ll tell you what makes me an expert parents. All three of my kids. Sawyer, Hunter and Wynter have told me multiple times that I’m a great dad. And you know what? Those are the only three opinions that matter period so that’s the authority I have to tell you how to be a great parent. That’s how you live the goodlife. That’s how you be a good parent.