When teaching your-self something new an improvement is made. The first thing to do is to ask yourself what it is that you feel in-experienced about, or inadequate at. What is it that you feel would be beneficial for you to learn? Now, ask yourself why? Why do I want or need to learn this? What is the purpose or the goal? How will the knowledge that you gain help you to improve yourself, and your situation? Once clarity of all of the above is established you then can search out the information needed. Where is knowledge found? Everywhere. Friends, family, professionals, books, the Internet, etc. can help greatly. However, the best and most accurate information about your situation will most likely come from your very own instincts, thoughts, and feelings. Use past experiences as reference, and learning from mistakes that have already been made to ensure that they will not be made again. Take the problems that you face and think them through over and over again constantly looking for areas that are weak, and aspects that can be changed or improved. Listen to what the little voice in the back of your mind is saying…most likely it’s on the right track.
Try, try, and try again. Always asking your-self why and how. How can I do this better? Why was I wrong? Witness the reactions that others have to your words and actions. Are they positive or negative? If we do not teach and improve ourselves how will we be able to teach our children to teach and improve themselves? Watching your children, learning how they feel, think and function will enable you to see where you as a parent are strong and experienced, and also where improvement is needed. We as parents must yearn and strive to be the best parents and people that we can possibly be. The knowledge that we gain each day turns into experience that will in end determine who both our children and we are today, and tomorrow. There is always room for improvement. It is never too late to learn another way.