- every wondered what a difference you may be making for your child?
- have you ever seen how something so small can have such a large impact somewhere else?
- what would you do if you were this boy.... would you make a difference?
This story has been around the block many times and seems to be a huge driver for teachers. Often teachers wonder what impact they are having, and at times find it difficult to spend so much time on one child when our whole education system is in crisis.
Sometimes we can't predict what the outcomes of our actions are going to be, so we just take it a step at a time.
- You would do practically anything for your children, right?
- Your love for them literally has no boundaries?
- You wish to give your child everything they need?
Although this is one parent's amazing story, I reckon you would do the same as well.
Although this seems like an extra-ordinary story, I still feel that this happens every day in many ways, through out the world.
This is a tribute to you as a parent, where ever you are, and what ever you do for your children.
Please share your insights, your inspirations or comments below:
- Have we let our youth down?
- Are our parenting styles creating incompetent youths?
- Is there hope for you youths in a world that is fast deteriorating?
This clever video clip takes a look at some of these questions and shows how our values may still be ok
A teacher gets a wake up call when she has pre-judged a child to be naughty.
Teachers need to be more open to seeing the world from a child's perspective. Schooling is not just about reading and writting but also about friendships, care, love, and happiness.
- How do you know if you are overprotecting your children?
- How much risk is a good thing?
- Can risking something turn into a good thing?
A great quote says, "many a one has succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat, he would never have known any great victory.'
Every time we try to protect our children from possible failure or rejection, we simultaneously deny them the possibility of succeeding, of persevering, and of accomplishing their dreams.
We nearly always regret what we don't do, and are grateful for the learning from what we do.
This incredibly powerful advert really conveys that people often don't see themselves as they really are. And inspite of our attempts to persuade them otherwise, they don't believe us.
In the world of our children, we often praise them for things we see them do, wanting to boost their confidence and self esteem, but they often don't really believe that about themselves. This is the similarity to this video clip shown here. It is essential we learn the intelligent skills of praise that will support our children in seeing themselves as they truely are.
Eventhough this clip is about autism, I believe it stands true for every child. We must be aware of what we are judging and how we are labeling our children. When we come from a space of wanting to understand, then maybe then we can really support our children in becoming the beings they wish to become.
This is a fascinating and humerous look at how some discpline scenarios have changed, for better or for worse. Are our modern parenting styles and techniques going to back fire on us as predicted here?
I watch this clip to remind me of what happens when children don't have consistent boundaries. And if you feel you are in this same position, then the session on Setting Effectvie boundaries will really help you out.
This modern song captures the essence of what a parent wishes for in their child after they themselves have battled through life.
Childhood is not always fair, nor kind, nor filled will fond memories.
This is what drives us to be our best selves. We promise our children they will have a childhood better than the one we had ourselves.