Austin EcoSchool is proud to host a free intentional parenting workshop with Carrie Contey!
In this free 60 minute talk, Carrie will share the new science of cooperation through connection that will allow you to:
- Minimize meltdowns (your kids and your own)
- Know what to do when meltdowns occur
- Motivate your little ones with minimal effort for smoother transitions
- Understand, read and respond to your child’s brain state
- Take better care of yourself so you can parent with ease and intention
- Foster deep connection now, for great relationship later
- Be more intentional in family life for the short and long-haul
Find more about Carrie Contey, PhD. at http://carriecontey.com.
Things are going so beautifully at school.
The kids are all getting along well; developing friendships and alliances, creating clear working patterns in their classes, beginning to get a grasp on where to go next, etc. They are smiling, laughing, singing, racing, drawing, asking questions, offering ideas, making suggestions and, well – making the world a better place!
This morning in Circle we talked about Basic Human Needs – this was in preparation for creating and signing our safety and social agreements, which we’ll be doing tomorrow.
Circle conversations are among my favorite times at EcoSchool. Although I know that young people are wise well beyond what they are usually given credit for, I am still consistently “blown away” by what they know, value and are able to articulate.
This morning I asked, “What do all humans need”?
We had two columns on the chalk board; one for wants and one for needs.
The “wants” list was pretty short (imagine that!) – it includes Legos, computers and treats (no mention of ice cream…)
The list of needs includes such things as clean air and water, healthy food, shelter and cloths – the obvious things -but it also includes love, creativity, community, friends, family, exercise, education and communication.
I checked our list against Maslows Hierarchy of Needs – the kids hit on every point.
Aren’t your kids wise?