Children must be taught
HOW to think not
WHAT to think.
- MARGARET MEAD
WHAT IS A CHILD?
POTENTIALITY MANIFESTED IN THE FLESH
A child (or a mini-human) is nothing more than pure 'Potentiality' (or LIFE) manifested in the flesh. And what we call an "adult" is most likely a conditioned version of this child. As human beings, we are all originally beautiful seeds full of potential, but somewhere along the way we get lost. Good news is though, we can always find our way back home/om.
Inside each and everyone of us, lies a "dormant" power which is waiting for one thing - for you to notice it. If you pause your "adult" life for a moment and start looking inwards instead of outwards, you will see access some amazing & powerful resources lying there, waiting for you to re-grow the strong luminous human being you've always been destined to be!
HOW CAN WE KEEP THEIR LIGHT ALIVE?
BY LEARNING TO LETTING THEM BE
RE-thinking the way we approach "Education" is a good way to start the de-conditioning process of the Mini-Humans. It seems like Society is trapped in a shoe box of thoughts & beliefs about size 3 which is clearly stopping Humanity from wearing some beautiful high heels.
There are plenty of creative ideas out there on how to consciously bring up children into this world. What we were once "taught" as kids, was not necessarily the most appropriate way to approach things. Re-considering our own beliefs & patterns as a parent, is probably a great way to start a conscious parenting way of life.
We may also want to consider this simple yet profound realisation - children are here to teach us the greatest lessons, not the other way around.
WATCH, READ, BROWSE
WakeUp to Life has made a selection of documentaries about different School Systems around the world and conscious parenting methods that we hope will give you some ideas to try out in your own home.
“Your thoughts create your life!” This is the message that Louise Hay has been teaching people throughout the world for more than 27 years.
These 20 thoroughly modern retellings of ancient Buddhist tales give parents a fun, low-pressure way to impart wisdom and moral guidance without preaching.
An enchanted night reveals what every child already knows: that dreams come true, all they need is you!
Teaches children how to hold on to the no-limit thinking he believes they were born with, rather than just trying to 'fit in'.
If you wish to dive deeper into the principles of Conscious Parenting, here is a selection of books that can assist you in the process.
Ultimately, trust that YOU are the most luminous book of all, which holds all the answers you are looking for.
The Montessori Method of Education, developed by Maria Montessori in 1897, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children. Montessori's method has been used for over 100 years in many parts of the world. The Montessori method views the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It attempts to develop children physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively.
Waldorf schools (aka Steiner) were founded by Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian scientist and philosopher. While both Montessori and Waldorf schools believe children need a connection to the environment, they are different in that Montessori focuses on real-life experiences & Waldorf emphasizes the child's imagination and fantasy.
SCHOOLS IN FINLAND
Finland's education system is consistently ranked best in the world. Why is it so damn fantastic? The goal is to support children’s development and well-being. They learn, for example, social and manual skills as well as methods to help them learn more.
A lot of playtime and outdoor activities are included.
SCHOOLS IN JAPAN
Due to the fact that their educational system is so good, Japan has one of the world's best-educated populations (with 100% enrollment in compulsory grades and zero illiteracy. Children are taught to respect other people and to be gentle to animals and nature. They also learn how to be generous, compassionate, and empathetic. Besides this, the kids are taught qualities like grit, self-control, and justice.
TEACH THROUGH LOVE
Conscious Parenting is not a set of rules for parents to follow but a set of beliefs about what children need to develop and thrive.
I'm going to ask you to step outside the traditional box of parental thinking and reframe everything you thought you knew about how kids learn and what they need to grow into mature, responsible adults!
Another way to learn more about Conscious Parenting is to explore some methods and/or follow stories about families who are experiencing it. To save you some time and effort, WakeUp to Life has selected for you some Blogs that we thought were quite informative & entertaining!