The Difference that Collaboration Can Make for Kids

Kids and Collaboration? The Difference is Clear

Do you remember Sydney in the article about using Curiosity as a way to engage with a child?

When you as a parent, educator, or professional are trying to help Sydney, it can be challenging to know what to do or where to look for solutions.

One of the biggest things I’ve found that holds people back in life is isolation. If you are attempting to get yourself unstuck on your own, you don’t know how to move forward and everything stops.

If you’re having a struggle with your child, your student or your client and you’re uncertain of what to do, where do you begin?

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What’s Beneath Children’s Behavior?

The Value of Curiosity

Stay Curious

You’ve been enjoying a gorgeous spring day on the playground. You announce, “It’s time to go,” and expect Sydney to head into the school building or hop into the car.

Instead you:

Hear a defiant, “No!”

Hear whining complaints and pleas for “just five more minutes.”

Or Sydney melts down and runs off to hide in the playground tunnel.

If this is your child, your student or you’re hearing this story from your client’s parent in your office, what do you do or suggest?

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One Thing About Children’s Behavior

The One Thing About Children's Behavior

 

If I could only tell you one thing, it would be this: Our children are not broken. 

They are not a problem to be solved, but a mystery unfolding; beauty emerging.

All of these words…

Anxious, impulsive, strong-willed, highly sensitive, gifted, neurodiverse, Sensory Processing Disorder, differently wired, indigo children, ADHD, ODD, OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and so many more;

All of these words to describe children.  

These words have a purpose. They help us gain a greater sense of understanding about our kids and open the door to more support.

We need to ensure these words don’t become badges of shame or limitation that our kids wear everyday.  

What if it’s possible that there is nothing wrong with our kids?

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