Posted by: Darcel | August 21, 2009

Conscious Friday. A Human Becoming.

THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Noelle
http://www.enjoyparenting.com/dailygroove

The Daily Groove BOOK is much more than a
collection of these emails. See for yourself, here:
http://www.enjoyparenting.com/book-preview

:: A Human Becoming ::

In a product-oriented culture, there’s a tendency to
“productize” and “package” people. We often forget
that a human being is a living process — a “human
becoming.”

Children are especially dynamic — often visibly
different from one day to the next — and no two
children develop precisely the same way. This can be a
challenge for us when we’ve been conditioned to “need”
the predictability (read: controllability) of static
products.

Many parent-child struggles can be avoided simply by
allowing children to be different than they were the
previous day, or even the previous minute! A toddler
may “hate” peas at the beginning of the meal and
“love” them by the end of the meal, provided the
parent doesn’t pronounce the child a pea-hater
in the interim.

Today, be mindful of the way you talk about your
child. Note that *labels* tend to productize. You can
avoid labels by focusing on the process. For example,
“he’s a fussy eater” becomes “he’s figuring out his
tastes.”

Especially avoid “always” and “never” statements
like “she *never* brushes her teeth willingly.”
Someday she will. 🙂

Please stop by Se’Lah’s Necessary Room for more Conscious Friday and to participate if you would like. We are welcome to post our own links in her comment section.

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Responses

  1. change is inevitable, isn’t it? embrace change. 😉

    thanks for the conscious reminder

  2. Another great Daily Groove! I enjoyed reading this one when it arrived in my email box and again here. It’s always good to be reminded to be conscious of our children’s individuality.

  3. We do need to be conscious of allowing kids to change and be different. It isn’t always easy for us but it is necessary for them!


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