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T is for Trust.

Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School Series. Brought to You by the Letter T.

 Trust yourself. T is for Trust LisaNalbone.comTrust.   

Trust yourself.

Trust and listen to your intuition, that inner voice, your gut.

Even when it’s hard because most people disagree.

 Trust your children.

Trust in their ability to grow,  to learn, to know themselves and their feelings.

Trust that others have good intentions, but you still may choose to trust your own decisions.

Trust the process. Trust the interests and things that make your heart sing.

Trust that with intention, hard work, and showing up you can always keep learning.

Trust that you will encounter hardship, confusion, challenges.

Trust that if you are present, pay attention, and  listen you can figure out your next step.

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.   – Steve Jobs



Is it hard for you to trust? Why? Would you choose a different word for the letter T? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.  Lisa


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7 thoughts on “T is for Trust.”

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  3. Absolutely!
    Addictive things are such a powerful influence that having a strong other/family member denying completely free access is definitely better imo
    That said, help with moderation requires trust for it work! 🙂

  4. I can’t trust myself not to overeat a pile of good chocolate -so I help myself by limiting how much is available. Or setting up the situation to help support good choices? I don’t think trusting means you never take action. Maybe part of trusting in raising your kids is knowing when they need your support with limits or choices?

  5. Thanks for commenting, Jen. Agree, trusting, like breathing, calms and is more productive than worry. In some ways like a mediation?

  6. I definitely agree with this in principal, but only to a point in practise. In other words this sounds great for mid/long term but in the here and now addictive and shiny things are so overridingly attractive that they can win out over a child’s ability to make smart decisions on what to do with their time.
    For us, with our quite computer centric home education, I’m thinking computer games, but it’s easy to imagine a chocolate scenario where parental override is better than complete trust. Leave a child with a pile of chocolate and trust them to resist eating too much?

  7. I love this. When DD was a baby & things got hard, this is what I said to myself, “Trust the baby. Trust yourself.” And it calmed me immediately. Thanks, Lisa.

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