Creating a Confession Corner in your houseBy Hey Bee November 13 2019 in Babycare
No one including adults like to confess; it is easier to lie and make an excuse for our misdeeds. We don’t want other people to know about what wrong things we have done; what right things we missed and what things we regret. The fact is no amount of excuses and denials will make our failures go away. It will only distance us further from those we have wronged and that will bring more unhappiness in our lives. Therefore, it’s important to teach our children how to confess from an early age.
An innovative idea to achieve this is by creating a “confession corner” in your home- A place where you or your child can go and admit to the mistakes. It should be a deserted corner or a small room of your house where no one visits. Paint that corner with holistic painting to give the feel and let the confessor be pure and open to himself! Whenever your child does anything wrong, ask him/her to got this confession corner and ask for forgiveness from God and the person they have wronged. Ask them to speak in a voice which at least they can hear; speaking this way will let your child be free from guilt. Confession corner can also be used when you feel your child has not appreciated someone or something when they need to. Send your child to this corner to thank the person they should be grateful towards.
Your child will start to experience a tremendous amount of relaxation through this practice.
Benefits of confession in early childhood:
It removes the guilt children have been lugging around by giving the feeling that they have been forgiven.
It will give them the strength to overcome any difficulty.
Confessing will bring peace and relief in their life.
Your children will be true to themselves and this will boost their willpower.
Your child will not repeat the same mistake again and will fight the urge to do bad things more strongly.
Your child will know themselves better and will be able to identify their weaknesses.
It has the power of healing the soul from hatred, desire for revenge, sadness or even depression.
The idea of “confession corner” might be new to your child hence give them demo many times, especially the calm facial expression while confessing.
“Let’s fill our houses with memories instead of things; moments instead of distractions.”
Guilt is toxic but opening up is good for overall wellness.