Respect in the details, part 2 ~ Listening

Communication is key at all ages.

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It occurs to me that the measure of authentic attention we pay to our young children when they try to tell us about their interests will be exactly how much they want to tell us when they become teenagers and young adults. That is, if we notice what they notice and actively listen to what they offer as children, they will keep offering their interests and stories as they grow, and will trust us enough to keep sharing later when we ask. Continue reading “Respect in the details, part 2 ~ Listening”

Web recommendations

August 4, 2018

Welcome to Seasons of Parenting’s new Web Recommendations feature. Today’s site offers a WEALTH of free motivational and educational resources for home, school and work. Here’s a sample for anyone helping reframe a problem.

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Learning and teaching

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My current extended-stay teaching assignment is coming to a close. What a journey! I’ve loved the work and the students. I’ve also changed my description of the teacher/student, parent/child interaction from “teaching and learning — adults and children teaching and learning from each other” – to learning and teaching.

This column is Virtues II, in two stories.

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