EP. 45 | Relationships – Part 3 Adult-child
“When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it’s our job to share our calm, not join their chaos.” ~L.R. Knost
From the moment they’re born, children need safe, consistent, and responsive relationships with the adults around them. Most often, the primary relationship is with a parent, however other adults, such as grandparents and teachers, play a crucial role in a child’s overall development and well-being.
Through stable relationships with caring adults, children are able to develop a sense of trust and safety in the world around them. They learn to regulate their emotions, foster positive relationships with others, and develop a strong sense of self.
In this week’s episode of Mindful Conversations with KAY, Kelly & Kristi continue the conversation about mindful relationships with a focus on adult-child relationships.
Tune in as Kelly & Kristi dive deeper into the topic, including:
- practicing mindfulness in our reactions
- how behavior is most often a communication of a need
- the importance of co-regulation to support children during challenging moments at home and in the classroom
- releasing the ideal of the “perfect’ parent or teacher
- the role of repair
This episode is part of a series. Be sure to tune in all month for thoughtful conversations about relationships.
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Whether you are a parent, caregiver or educator, you can introduce the power and peace of traditional mindfulness practices into daily routine.