Monday, February 11, 2013

{monday mission} ask your kid to teach you something



This week, think about something your child is really good at. Skateboarding, Pokemon, drawing, playing cars, painting fingernails all different colors, etc...

Ask them to give you lessons. And then pay close attention.

Not only will you be amazed at your child's intelligence and depth of knowledge, but hopefully by their willingness to share and help too. When they are put in control of an experience, a new energy emerges as they feel valued for their skills and their contribution to your family.

For many kids, this can be a game changer. They yearn for leadership and a bit of autonomy, and this is a stellar way to accomplish that while having fun and strengthening relationships.

Oh, and if you are looking for me, I will be on the sidewalk in skateboarding lessons.

5 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! I love this!

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  2. Hi Amy, such a wonderful idea and so supporting. I can imagine that kids love to be appreciated, to share their knowledge in such a nice way. Thank you!

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  3. What a great idea. I tried rollerblading with my son once but I had no balance or coordination. It was hilarious!

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  4. I try to do this regularly. You are right; it opens such windows in the child.

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