Posted in Positive Parenting, Therapy

Advice with the whole-brain child in mind ~ For Parents

* Be open to who a child is and let go of who you want them to be because when we don’t accept children for who they are, we are actively telling them they aren’t good enough.

* It is not a child’s temperament that determines success but rather how parents and adults respond to that temperament. (temperament is genetic).

* A survive moment is also a thrive moment. 

* The 3 new R’s of Education should be Reflection, Relationships and Resilience:When children are interconnected, in tune with others, and have the capacity to be reflective, it increases empathy and understanding for the self and others. The ability to be reflective and to understand the self and others is what builds resiliency.

* Education should strive to integrate the left and right sides of the brain: As educators, we tend to teach to the logical left brain and ignore the emotional right brain. Creating an interconnectedness between the two can be a challenge but is an important key to creating a whole-brain child.


* Feelings are not facts: Students need to understand that feelings come and go. They are temporary states of mind that are ever changing

* The Healthy Mind Platter: Similar to our food guidelines, which are designed to keep our bodies healthy, the Healthy Mind Platter is a great reminder of the simple things we need each day to stay mentally health

Download FREE Left Brain. Right Brain. Wallpaper Visual here: wallpaper1206472-1920x1080

Whole_Brain_Child

Dan Siegel’s book “The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind”

The Dan Siegel Website: Full of great resources, including more on the healthy mind platter, videos, and audio of his wheel of awareness and breathing practices.

Video Series: 6 steps to Build Kindness and Resilience in Children with Dan Siegel

Author:

Mother, Pediatric Nurse and a Trail Blazer for Positive Change.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s