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childlife.ca e-news #61: Awareness Creates Change!

by Mary Stuart, Director Childlife.ca

“Let us remember: One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” — Malala Youfsazi

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

A new decade: Full of promise, children, ideas and challenges.

Being aware of the incredible influence we have to set the stage for success is exciting!

Awareness starts by being attentive, alert, responsive and responsible for how we purposely, mindfully, positively, and respectfully guide children’s learning and behaviour.

When a child is sad that mommy has left the building, I try to be aware of how I might feel in that situation; be aware of what might be helpful. When a child is anxious or fearful, I try to be tuned into, aware, of how that might make me feel and again, what might help. When a child is overwhelmed and frustrated, that truly is the time to be aware that I too get frustrated and overwhelmed, so let me be aware of how supportive I can be to this child in this situation.

“How a child is feeling determines how they behave. That’s why we should pay more attention to their feelings than we do to their behaviour.”. — Bridgett Miller

Awareness creates change.

May we continue to be AWARE of what a privilege and a blessing it is to guide children and support them in becoming who they were meant to be.

What small step(s) can you do to create change this year in bringing about the BEST in children?

Wishing you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Mary

Mary Stuart, Director
www.childlife.ca
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Mary Stuart, Director, www.childlife.ca
Mary is the founder of Childlife, and is passionate about children’s behaviour and development. She is dedicated to helping parents and teachers find positive guidance strategies that work!

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