Heart Action: Using our hearts to grow up children

Heart Action: Using our hearts to grow up children – As a psychologist who works with children and parents, the most commonly asked question I hear is “What do I do when…”. It would be so simple if there was a one-size-fits-all answer to that question! However, when we consider the wonderful diversity that defines the uniqueness in every child, family, and setting, the sheer complexity of that innocent little question becomes very apparent. As such, concrete lists of very specific action plans are perhaps something that should be warily approached despite their allure of offering a quick fix. Rather than focus on a succinct list of tricks and strategies, this is a workshop that supports participants to approach the growing up of children in a manner that is informed by our hearts. We will discuss how we are neurologically wired to be sensitive to and empathetic about the true needs of our children. We will work to understand how this is possible in today’s contrary pop-culture around parenting and education. And we will seek to have each participant leave feeling empowered by their own capacity to simply rely on their hearts to be exactly what our children need in order to grow and learn as nature intended.

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  • Sarah McCullough | 2014.09.27 at 3:20 PM

    I attended the conference today, Saturday at Cap University and found your keynote and workshop so inspiring. Any chance of you emailing me some of your power point presentation headings as I was so intent on listening that I couldn’t take notes too! You have given me so much to think about in my work place and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!