Tag Archives: sociology

Conscious Behaviour Begins at Home

Conscious awareness of our own behaviour will appear naturally, and in bursts, throughout our childhood and early adulthood, but only if the early work is done by our parents or by the social environment in which we live. For Mr Butterfly, … Continue reading

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Executive Function – A Story

On Friday morning, Mr Hare (aged nine) had the option of being organised and riding to the bus-stop with Craig in the work car or being less organised and me walking with him. The work car has Navman. The bus-stop is … Continue reading

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Mindful Disconnection – A Story

Yesterday, at around 3.35pm, we began our usual walk to the bus-stop to fetch Mr Hare. Mr Butterfly was in the buggy and Mr Owl was walking beside me. After around five mintues of walking Mr Owl said, “Oh no! … Continue reading

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Preparing for Real Life – Mindful Disconnection Pt Seven(!)

We all know them: the bright high-achievers who bomb-out once they leave school. We all know the others: the bright hard-working early high-achievers who never seem to reach their potential once they’re away from home. We all know the ones … Continue reading

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When Nurturing becomes Rescuing – Mindful Disconnection – Pt Five

We all know them: the parents who constantly rescue their children. Most of us can see the results of that approach ain’t that hot. The trick of course is to know when we are nurturing our children, and when we … Continue reading

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Parents: Listening *is* Connecting Part Two – Pre-Verbal Children

Parents often don’t think about the need to ‘listen’ to their pre-verbal children. They can’t talk after all! And even the ‘experts’ often don’t understand the dynamics of the communication which takes place between pre-verbal kids and those around them. … Continue reading

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Parents: Where do you fit on the Scale of Attuned Responses?

As a small side-bar to my previous post on listening: Blog buddy Laura-Grace Weldon had already written a post on the same topic  here. She mentioned it in her comment to me, but I know people are busy and can’t always … Continue reading

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