"Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled."
FULL NAME: What you call your child when you are mad at him or her.
3. Spirit Whisperer Contemplation [back to top]
Do you have a parenting problem that you are resisting? Could it be that
resisting the problem is now the problem? Does it follow that if you
stopped resisting the problem, you would no longer have it?
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10. Article: "A Different Kind
of Christmas" [back to
By Sid Simon
I have a strong aversion to Christmases where kids dive under the tree,
jerking their loot out, greedily tearing open packages and scattering
mess everywhere. Worse than that, by 10:00 a.m. they're bored. It's the
to raise what-did-you-buy-me/get-me/give-me children.
So what's the alternative? There's at least one, and when our children
little we tried it.
We changed the focus from the receiver to the giver. Each child would
a time set aside when he or she gave gifts to each member of the family.
They could take as long as they wanted to, talking about how they chose
what they were giving and why it was to be precious to the receiver.
After one person gave, we'd take time out for breakfast. Then another
would get to be the "giver." Then we'd often go for a walk,
and when we
came back one of the kids would play the role of "giver" for
an absent aunt
or other relative. The child would play the aunt, mimicking her accent
her moralizing way of talking, and explain why she sent what she sent.
Sometimes it was hilarious - even downright disrespectful - but it was
always playful and fun.
And so the day went, with long stretches in between the gift giving.
Finally, well after dinner, Mom and Dad would get the chance to give
presents we'd accumulated for the brood. We both tried to make with our
hands at least one gift for each child. That in itself was worth
Christmas at out house, when the kids were little, was long and sweet.
hope they remember it the way I do: filled with family and filled with
spirit of giving rather than with the acquisition of loot. Isn't that
way it should be?
(From "Where the Heart Is: Stories of Home and Family," edited
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I have been to two of your speaking engagements and enjoyed them greatly!
went right home each time and implemented the Parent Talk you taught us.
thought you might enjoy what happened to me this last time.
I have a four-year-old son named Michael. He was sitting on the floor
"trying" to put his shoes on. After a few attempts he said,
"I can't put
them on, Mom." I was about to assure him that he could and tell him
"try" again when I remembered the Parent Talk language you gave
us at the
seminar. So I told him, "Michael, act as if you can."
He gave me a strange look, so I added, "Pretend like you can put
Michael." Michael laughed right out loud and replied, "Mom,
"Why not?" I asked.
His response? "Because this is for real, Mom."
It was so cute, I laughed out loud, and then helped him with his shoes.
Thought you might enjoy this story,
Hello, Michael's Mother,
Thank you for sending the story. I enjoyed it immensely.
I salute you for implementing. One of the things we have learned about
adult learners, whether attending a seminar or reading a book: the sooner
they go back and implement any one thing, the greater chance they will
implement more. The longer they wait before they implement anything, the
greater the chance they will implement nothing.
Best wishes for successful implementation.
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