Photo by Rachel Hadiashar
Connection equals Cooperation
is one of the foundations of Positive Discipline.
To bring this concept alive,
I often share this symbol with parents.
Have you ever worked for a boss you couldn't stand?
Or who couldn't stand you?
How motivated are you to "do your best?"
And if you are motivated to do your best,
is it out of fear or resentment?
As parents, we have the power of being BOSS in our children's lives.
When the connection to our children is smooth and strong,
parents find that cooperation comes naturally.
But it's not that simple.
Because our children do stuff that drives us crazy.
Their behavior triggers us.
We may begin to resent them, or at least their behavior.
And many of us are majorly stressed out by life
in ways that have nothing to do with our kids.
What to do?
Honor that Connection = Cooperation
for all human beings,
especially our children
because they're wired to connect with us.
If you are short on Connection with your children,
that's a sign to foster Connection with yourself.
Time to do something nurturing for yourself!
For our children,
Connection equals a combo of:
1) Quality, Child-Led Time with our Kids
2) Responding in ways to our children's behavior
that sends the message of trust,
and teaches them life skills.
But it can be hard implement!
In The Parenting for the Next Generation
we work directly with the obstacles
to Connection in your home.
So you can build a foundation of Connection
from within that you're naturally able
to share with your children.
The next session of the online program
begins this Monday, 10/17.
Click here to learn more about
joining us to Unlock Your Parenting POWER
and have more Connection = Cooperation
in your home.
Hi friends, I write from the heart to tell my life story, and the story of those in my neighborhood called life. Research shows that our children's emotional & mental health is contingent upon us parents being able to tell our life story, or "coherent narrative." This is my coherent narrative, my life story in the making, with some of what I love in life too. My goal is to share my life in a way that is real, uplifting & positive- sometimes serious, sometimes fun. In my practice, I inspire parents to empowerment through reclaiming our life stories and learning respectful discipline. My work is my offering to our children- our future. Wishing you all a happy family!