|"Children will flourish if their needs are joyfully met as they explore the world. Creatively support your child in what he's genuinely interested in."|
photo by Sandra Dodd
|In an attempt to "be fair," parents can be very UNfair. Children don't all need the same things for the same amount of time. Measuring with rulers and timers and charts is often shortchanging one child or another. What they could use more than that is the opportunity to decide when they're finished for their own reasons.|
|People DO think of next week. They think of last week. But they're doing their thinking from inside their present selves. |
Balance depends on the fulcrum. Be solid. Be grounded.
Be whole, and be here.
|Learning to parent mindfully, keeping my focus in the present, making choices towards peace, towards help and support, is not, as it turns out, much of a gamble or a risk. It is the surest path to connection and trust.|