Posts tagged Conscious Parenting
Modeling Behavior vs. Forcing It

You know how we're always making our kids say "thank you"? because that's how we teach them to be polite?

Last week I spent like 5min trying to get Ethan (3) to say thank you to his teacher for giving him a special snack (goldfish) since he didn't like the one they had (fruit🤦‍♀️). Yet clearly after 5min, even if I could have gotten him to say thank you (which I couldn't), I know it wouldn't actually have meant anything to him anyway... just another one of those "mom wanted me to do something so I did it to get her off my back" moments.

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The Inner Critic... in 3rd Graders!

I made an interesting observation today, teaching mindfulness to 2nd and 3rd graders: almost every 3rd grader raised his/her hand when I asked if they ever heard a mean voice in their head (who might tell them they’re stupid or not good enough), while no 2nd graders did. The 3rd graders shared what their ‘mean voice’ says, almost matching each other’s words exactly. 

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