Think back to when you were a child. Picture yourself playing with your favorite toy. Where you happy? Of course you were. Surrounded by your friends, you played war with GI Joes, dress up with Barbie, or had a teddy bear you took everywhere (mine was A.G. Bear and he talked. I still have him too).
If you’ve had your bird for awhile you may have noticed it starting to pick its feathers – incessantly. That beautiful bird that you were so proud of, now looks like a worn out feather duster. Perhaps your bird bites – every time you go near it. That certainly is no fun especially when your closest friend and her bird are the best of friends and almost inseparable. What could be the problem? Maybe your parrot screams – night and day. Maybe it’s screaming loud enough so you are starting to get annoying comments from your neighbors.
You can find that if you allow yourself to be human, and therefore limited, that you have the capacity to say to your child and your friends and family that you don’t know what is wrong in that moment, but you can help them in any way that you can. You don’t have to have the solutions or the answers to everything. You can be human. Nothing bad will happen if you allow emotional intelligence to say to you – I don’t have to be everything right now. Maybe I am only meant to learn through this situation and to offer myself that chance to actually learn.
When we did pitches I would make sure that we had hand-outs during the presentation especially for the kinaesthetic people. It was so interesting to see how these people used hand-outs. They didn’t really read them at the time but they did like to ‘flick’ through them, and it adds substance to a presentation. Don’t leave hand-outs on the table to give out at the end – as the kinaesthetic people will want to get their hands on them as soon as possible and will feel frustrated during the presentation.
In the incidents mentioned above first of it was the lady in the train. It can be said here that her friend needed help / Support which she was able to provide, forgetting the situation. Her friend only needed the feeling / Confidence that someone was out there to support her which she was able to provide. She was able to act in the situation while others resisted.
homeschool teaching and Leadership – You like social interactions, meeting new people. You can easily connect with other people. You are considered a leader it’s even better.
Encourage your son to do something less likely to be misconstrued, like trying on Dad’s shoes. And consider buying him some boxer-briefs so he can dress more like his father.
So next time a birthday or a holiday comes up, why not get a toy you that does require batteries or software? Play Hungry Hungry Hippos or Barbies with them. The toys might not be the newest tem, but it will create something that you will both cherish forever: memories.