This is what we are teaching our children? And we think that leads to happy, healthy, independent, secure, stable, engaged, responsible and inspired adults? I don’t think so………. I can’t imagine growing up with this type of horrible activities (practicing for a lock-down) – we just breed fear and more fear. I think we need to re-think as a society how we’re handling the violence that seems so prevalent – I don’t claim to have the solution, however I don’t think we’re on the ‘right’ track!
Fear is very debilitating to our brain – it doesn’t make us think creatively, outside the box, with new ideas and awareness. We just end up functioning from our very basic fight/flight mechanism – no learning happens there…….
I hope we can come up with a different approach to all this very very soon.
If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
by Dorothy Law Nolte
I absolutely love this and think it’s so very to the point ~ we’ll do what we see around us, not what we get told. Be conscious about what you model ~ it really makes a difference!
What does it mean – learning challenges?
In reality we all experience learning challenges in one way or another. There are those tasks we just seem to not be able to complete, skills we have a hard time learning, movements that always feel awkward. Then we slap a label on them (I’m simplifying a bit here!) and you’ll ‘have to learn to live with it’…………
Some do, some don’t.
There are many options these days to address learning challenges in a different, gentler, effective and inspiring way. One of the major tools I use in my practice is the ‘art of muscle-testing’ ~ a bio-feedback system that let’s us tune into the person’s body/mind/field in a very accurate way to pin-point what is happening that is causing the challenge. Once we can establish that, we can create a plan of action on how to diminish/delete that challenge.
It’s not that hard, it’s just different from what we’ve been trained to think!