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:
What that does NOT mean:
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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