Use natural consequences or your children’s currency to set up what you feel are the expectations in your house. And, did you know that consequences can be positive?
You may notice that I don’t often get punitive with my kids, I get curious. This leads me to asking questions to truly see where they are at in their life at that moment in time. l invite you to do the same —ask questions of them and their Key Influencers.
My son taught me that something we, as parents, teachers, coaches, etc., might perceive as ‘normal’ or ‘right’, isn’t always the case! When I didn’t see what he wanted to read as the ‘right’ reading materials, I shut him down. When I heard his words and supported him, he blossomed.
Parents need to understand that they are their child’s parent first and their friend second. Sometimes it’s easier to be their friend because you don’t have to have consistent firm boundaries or realize that, ultimately, as they continue to grow, you are the main person responsible for them.
Our children’s key influencers have a great deal of power in relation to forming our child’s confidence and the way they see the world. You want to be cognizant of who they are, as well as the power they hold.
All students experience learning losses–what educators and researchers refer to as the “summer brain drain”–when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. I talk about what that means and how you can combat it.
Reduce the fight over screen time! Encourage structure & brain development! All while still having some summer fun! Follow the steps reviewed in this podcast. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send it to you!
Listen for some ways to deflect another’s emotional state, as well as exercise to recognize and change your child’s or your own!
Your goal as a conscious parent raising success-ready kids is to have them strive to be the calm person who is happy just because! Why? Because life can throw some curve balls and if we are already somebody who tends to see the negative, then the curve balls of life could send one spiraling out of control.