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- Thank you, listeners!!
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- Orange County, East Hampton, St. Paul – 2018 Mother’s Journey locations
- Boldly Embody Life – Krista Petty Raimer, Grace, Elevate
- When I am a yes to trusting, surrender and presence is already there
- Visioning for 2018
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Personal Responsibility and Natural Consequences
- Natural consequences are what happens when we stay out of the way – they occur when we let things unfold
- What do we want most for our kids? What are our desired outcomes for this whole process of parenting?
- Reference to a poll on my personal FB page
- Who lets their 14 year old daughter hang out in her room with her boyfriend?
- Two lists activity from Positive Discipline class
- The only place that our kids can develop life skills is inside of experience… and in relationship with a healthy adults supports that as well…
- Their experiences inspire and inform future decisions
- There is a lot learning that we are robbing our children of because we are getting in the way
- Parents internal experience takes over
- Mindfulness matters when we are supporting our kids in developing personal responsibility
- Natural consequences happens when adults don’t get in the way
- This is a dance – boundaries are respectful kids need them, we need them
- Kids need to feel the tension
- Mistakes allow natural consequences – when we let them feel the consequences that show up, that we aren’t IMPOSING there is lots of room to learn
- Example – homework
- Help them to expand their perspective of what THEY want
- Check your assumptions… and check in with your child
- Humans LONG to be listened to, seen
- Kids learn personal responsibility through experiencing having the opportunity to BE personally responsible
- What matters is the relationship – bonded in unconditional love and mutual respect
- Allow the natural consequence the power that they have
- Our kids want to feel connected, as though they matter and that they have influence
- Tools: co-creating routines and agreements, loosen up, ask questions, check your unspoken messaging, family meetings
- We all want our kids to grow into cooperative, contributing adult living good lives
- What already exists when they make mistakes is powerful!
Coming up next week – talking with Robin Sabbag about raising a teen daughter.
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