Setting off on this journey guided by the light that the title of this book has to offer, has brought much needed clarity to some shadowy corners of the learning experience that is parenting.
The questions “why me?” and “why this?” are to be urgently explored as parents face their biggest challenges in life unknowingly treading as teachers through their own schooling time. Learning to be the grown up, to set up rules and enforce them, to think ahead and plan for the child’s well being, to filter and to provide the child with the tools he or she will need in life to succeed. These are all skills parents learn on the go. But, where is everyone going in such a hurry?Read More
Just like any job, raising a child comes with a list of requirements. It is probably the longest list of all, since it entails full responsibility for a human being’s life.
Broken down into seven broad but driving categories, parents can visualize and assess how to put their powers to work everyday. Learning to create positive effects in the child’s character, habits, self-discipline, self-esteem and view of the world they inhabit.Read More
Sensitivity builds trust and reinforces bonding. When children feel understood and respected they feel confident with who they are. Awareness of their limitations will put you more in tune with theirpersonalities and help you find the best way to communicate with them.
While curbing your children’s behavior through a reward and loss of privilege system, reason and emotion should be your main concerns. Anytime the child misbehaves, there will be a logical reason why and the fueling truth of emotion behind it. Both reason and emotion should be discerned in order to fully address each situation.
Knowing what affects your child even in common circumstances such as feeling tired or cranky will help you better deal with the situation. Most children get cranky when tired and it is a parent’s job to make sure children get the sleep they need. Finding a way to get the child to sleep would be the sensitive solution; expecting the child to behave would be asking for more than the child is prepared to endure.Read More
Have you ever heard of people who can’t find a reason to wake up in the morning? That is a serious sign of depression or serious lack of motivation. As our interests in life change, so do our motivations. But every action begins with an incentive and a motivation to do it.
Giving children everything leaves them wanting nothing. Allowing children to work for what they want, gives them incentive, motivation and the satisfaction of accomplishment, while reinforcing their self-esteem and self-confidence.
While parents’ motivations tend to be long term, such as picking a preschool already thinking of college, children can’t think that far ahead. Their future is relative to their life story. Five year olds cannot think fifteen years into the future, nor do they know what college is.Read More
Lying dormant amongst patience and confidence, courage dreams of waking up. Courage wants to prove itself. Courage wants to let us know who we are. In making its presence known when overcoming challenges, downfalls, fears and limitations, courage propels us.
In quiet non-action, courage speaks its loudest words. In letting go of rituals to let children learn them, in encouraging independence to make children self-reliant, in giving respect, space or privacy, courage soars. In so many aspects and in so many ways, courage comes in to move us forward and get us past our fearful or selfish wishes and choices.Read More
Used to aid children in the recognition and understanding of feelings within themselves and others, GOOD PUPPY Children Behavioral & Emotional Tools also aid in the understanding of language, concepts and expectations while providing the structure and support children need.
Designed with empathic 2D images that help children visualize emotions and situations in order to understand them, the system also provides multiple correspondences that make it inclusive of children with dyslexia, color-blindness or some dissociative disorders. Based on predetermined consequences and positive reinforcements, the GOOD PUPPY Children Behavioral & Emotional System promotes smart thinking, teaching children to make good choices on their own.Read More