Your child is telling you how they need to be reared.

Are you paying attention?

Did that statement trigger a feeling in you as a parent?

Good. It should.

But before you get too far, let’s consider what that means and what that does NOT mean:

What that means:

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What that does NOT mean:

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The early years are essential to the transition between childhood and adulthood.

Parenting vs Child Rearing

Biological, Environmental, Experiential, and other factors impact behavior

Seek first to understand, then react appropriately

The Olson Method is about:

  • Understanding the difference between Connection and Disconnection
  • Seeking first to Understand, then taking Action with a Response that Validates what’s been understood
  • Exploring Options, Knowing that “Answers” to a problem will likely change and evolve
  • Biological, Environmental, Experiential, and other factors impact the way a child behaves, and ultimately learn to cope with the people, places, and experiences around them
  • How we behave as parents is influenced by as many factors as how our children behave and learn to cope
  • Knowing the difference between Parenting and Child Rearing, and recognizing that “putting the child first” does not simply mean giving them everything they want at any given moment.
  • Making an investment in how we lead our children during their early years of development (from birth to early pubescence) can make navigating those early years a little less stressful, and ultimately provide a strong rooted foundation from which to “fly away” on their own as they grow in to adulthood.
  • understanding the difference between engagement and entertainment
  • experiences matter
  • down time is critical – from child driven play to the privilege to be board
  • the difference and value between child-driven and adult-led activities
  • how to know what stuff our child really needs- finding balance *Page’s additions