Posts Tagged "Betsy"

Motivation Formula & How to Use It

Motivation Formula & How to Use It

When my daughter Betsy was in middle school, she told me through a flood of tears that she was sure she had no self-motivation. She couldn't make herself do things she didn't want to do. Yep, that's the message I'd inadvertently been sending: making yourself do things you don't want to do IS self-motivation. Of course I was applying it to myself as well, and it led to a lot of anger and...

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Blooper Video – Toddler Tea Party

I hope you get a kick out of this video snippet of my attempts at "guidance" in the years before Language of Listening®. This is where I started, and why I'm not kidding when I say, "If I can do it, anybody can!" For all the other moms (and dads) who judge themselves harshly, this is my gift to you! - Warmly, Sandy     P.S. As you can see, despite my judgments, questions, directions...

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Overcoming Homework Hurdles

Overcoming Homework Hurdles

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 "difficult" kids,...

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