Thursday, July 31, 2008

Today's groove

This one speaks to me because this is an area I have been working on for some time. I am getting so much better
but still need some improvement.

THE DAILY GROOVE ~ by Scott Noelle

Creator, or Reactor?

::An understanding of *power* is needed to become an
effective human being. So children are instinctively
driven to discover the nature of power, and they look
to their parents for clues.

Our children especially notice our *reactions*.When we react to something, that thing appears to
have power.
Whether you react positively (like when someone gives you flowers) or negatively (like when you see a big spider in your house), you are teaching your child that those things are powerful.

* When you worry about a possession, you give it power.
* When you are offended by certain words, you give them power.
* When you react to something in the news, you give it power.
* When you react to your child's behavior, you give it power.

Today, notice your reactions and consider what they might be teaching your child about power. By being creative rather than reactive, you can demonstrate that Authentic Power comes from within.

Feel free to forward this message to your friends!
(Please include this paragraph and everything above.)Copyright (c) 2008 by Scott Noelle

1 comment:

unschoolermom said...

That is so true! I've noticed that a lot with Nathanael, my three-year old. A good for instance is he has always loved insects. Well, one of the neighbor kids is afraid of bugs. So he started acting afraid, too, until I explained to him there is nothing to be afraid of. We just need to know which ones are okay to play with and which ones we should watch from a distance. Thank you for sharing this!