Posts Tagged "“say what you see”"
Growing up as a Language of Listening® kid has often given me a different perspective from my peers. Now, as an adult working in childcare, this different perspective is more obvious and useful than ever. I am proud to say, much like my mother, Sandy Blackard, the kids seen as problematic by others are the ones who endear themselves to me. I love to be assigned to these...Read More
“You can’t go back in until you settle down!” Who hasn’t had to remove their child from a store or restaurant at one time or another? Most of us know what that is like. I happened upon such a scene last night at the downtown Austin holiday stroll apparently just after a mom had removed her 5-year-old son from a restaurant. All I saw was a mom trying to keep her cool while...Read More
Riding in an ambulance with lights flashing, sirens blaring, whizzing past the cars on the highway sounds like great fun to a child. For me it was embarrassing. Thank goodness my ride was the result of a false alarm, and that the outcome of a battery of tests shows that I am at very low risk of any serious problems. So what was the embarrassment about? Being saved. Since embarrassment occurs...Read More
Two weeks ago Brenda joined our Playtime Class upset that her kids ignored her. Individually, they were easy; all three together drove her crazy with their chasing and fighting. She’d been trying to use How To Talk So Kids Will Listen… (another great program) for a couple of years, but nothing worked for the wildest moments. After learning how to SAY WHAT YOU SEE and add CAN DOs, she...Read More
Sometimes our fears and breakthroughs are two sides of the same coin (or medal). One I recently flipped was fear of failure. As a child, I often followed the pattern of sticking to things I already knew or was sure I could master. That was me being a perfectionist – “do it right or not at all.” I couldn’t allow myself to fail. The fear lived in my mind like a stern...Read More