Tuesday, 5 November 2019
We as parents have probably heard this enough times, but I can tell you that we always need a reminder that each child is a unique individual that bring their own perspectives and experiences to any situation or social interaction.So, no two children can develop at the same rate/time, and most importantly cannot at any given time be compared.
As we encourage their individuality we are slowly enabling the child to apply their new findings to new situations while they are enjoying the process - this my parents is when lateral thinking happens, where they start making connections.
With this, we make learning simple and almost like a normal feature in their brain. As they play and explore, they learn and make connections.
Even with adults, we learn most during the process of observation and looking for answers on our own rather than just being given a quick answer to our question. This cuts out several processes in the brain and does not allow growth, curiosity or stir a passion for knowledge acquisition.As we are seeking for our answers, we get engaged with the subject at hand and with the process and soon become less interested in the final result because we are learning so many different things on the way. When we finally get our answer, we have learnt several other things from several other fields on that journey.
Tuesday, 29 October 2019
A subject that has preoccupied for more than half my life and I have finally found a way to putty thoughts in words..
How can some people create happiness when some others cannot..?
Creating happiness starts with our parents. If our parents are individuals who know how to create happiness either for themselves or for their family or community; their children immediately learn how to create happiness their own or others. And if they do not know how to, their children may not know as well. This is then transmitted through generations until one person can break this cycle. We need to practise the art of being happy.
You can make a list of things, places, people, that instantly bring you to a space of calm. To make you breathe slowly and bring a smile to your face.
Things that work for me:
- Being in nature
- Seeing my child smile
- Cuddles from puppies or kittens
- Clean sheets
It's in the simplest of things that can bring one great happiness. Insight comes through calm reflection. Reflect on things that make you feel, light , calm and refreshed.