It Matters What Children See and Hear

It matters what children see and hear. They breathe it in like air and will model it before your eyes. Their models are their parents and family members — we know what we know from our families. We inadvertently do what they do without even knowing it until someone points it out. My daughter sent me a video of my 11 month old grandchild. She was “reading a book.” She knew just what to do with a book. You sit […]

Relationships – They Begin in Your Family

Relationships — everything you know you learn in your family. It matters what parents model; it matters what children see. Children learn through observing their family’s sense of right / wrong, ethics, what is good / bad and permissible.   Children either repeat what they see or do the opposite.   I tell my students, “in a few years you will leave your family and begin a home of your own where you make the rules.” One of the most fascinating books […]

A Family Tree (Genogram) Project

One of the best, most relevant projects that made the most difference for my students was entirely accidental. During a conversation with a military counselor (Dr. New), I learned the way he helped his client’s work their way thru their problems was by completing and discussing a Genogram (Family Tree) of several generations. The purpose was for the client to identify family patterns and attitudes. He told me, “everything you know you learn in your family — your sense of […]

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