Thursday, November 23, 2017

Body Centered Listening, part 2

March 6, 2016 by  
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Whole body listening doesn’t have to involve your ears at all. It can take place completely inside your body. It is all about identifying how things feel to you, and then making a decision based on whether something feels “good,” or “not so good.”

Heart Centered Listening vs Body Centered Listening.

February 12, 2016 by  
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If your child (or someone else) screaming “I want to stay!!!!!” Makes you want to scram and extinguish that screeching…

Everything Can Be Play!

April 1, 2015 by  
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Most children, and some talented adults, can take practical life (getting dressed, for example) and turn it into a magical adventure.   Everything is play, and everything becomes play. Have you ever tried to hurry a little boy into his clothing and out the door?  It is usually to no avail — the shirt becomes a […]

Compassionate Listening = Listening to Ourselves with Compassion

November 21, 2014 by  
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The reason why I created a non violent preschool for my son, and the reason why I am on the hunt for a humanitarian school (or at the very least a compassionate teacher) for his elementary school experience, is completely selfish: I was a troubled child. I was the hard one. I had BIG emotions, and they were usually not understood. (OK, I admit it…I am STILL the troubled child, and I STILL have BIG emotions!)

How to Talk with your Child About their Body

November 14, 2014 by  
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I wanted to pass this piece on because it was referred to me from several of our circles and I found it moving. I think that it also applies to men, however; whether it be to be thin, or to be strong and stoic. It is so good to be living toward a less judgmental and more accepting place in which to co-exist.

Hey, Guess What?!! You Already ARE the Perfect Parent!!

April 22, 2014 by  
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If you’re like me, you are your own worst critic. And there is no badge of honor in that, even though we have been brought up to believe it is so. You deserve the same “break” you are wanting your child to be given. And it has to start with you doing it for yourself, since you are their primary teacher. Ease up a little, and give yourself some validation. You deserve it!

What About Those Boys?

July 25, 2012 by  
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Boys are 6 times more likely to be “misdiagnosed” with ADD or ADHD….Bonding and attachment must occur before the age of five

Roughhousing is essential for bonding

Hugging, handshaking, back slapping, punching, pinching are modes of bonding

Walking Infants…… (and skinny mommies)

March 23, 2012 by  
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Walking infants travel the length of 29 football fields each day….

What’s Wrong with our Food System?

February 9, 2012 by  
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What’s Wrong with our Food System? ….an eloquent and revealing reflection by 11 year old Birke Baeh

Yelling “No!” Actually Works!

January 11, 2012 by  
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Exclaiming “No!” to stop a child works!

It is guaranteed to stop a child in his tracks and turn their happy, healthy, neuron-growing science exploration into a tirade of tears in seconds.

So what do we do instead?…..

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