The Gottman Institute has a research-based approach to relationships. In an article I read recently, they shared why emotional safety is necessary for emotional connection. And how emotional connection cultivates courageous acts.
How much of the angst in parenting is communicating with your child? How much of your lost sleep is down to not being able to understand what is going on for your child?
The screwed up part is, when most of your meanings were formulated as a child and young adult, you had little or no say in the formulation process, unless you deliberately challenged the meanings you held.
According to the world economic forum, creativity is number 3 in the top 10 skills demanded in 2020.
You can make choices in the moment that determine your energy, influence the way you lead and craft the meanings your child takes from the exchange.
If my child gets great grades but has done it for the outcome, I don’t really value it. On the other hand, if he gets great grades because…
You know not to yell at your kids, yet when you’ve had a full day or week and given some much of yourself to work, there’s not much of the good stuff left for your family.
Understanding your beliefs and how they are formed and developing the leadership skills that enable you to instill specific beliefs that are core to your child carving out their own path for their future, is important.
Understanding the research on entrepreneurial attitudes and motivations helped me to understand and appreciate my son.
Here’s just a few of the ways it is helping me to nurture (and not shut down), his entrepreneurial abilities.