I was listening to the snippet from Sesame Street (you can check it out below) about children and stressful events. You know, the one that is circulating heavily since Fridays event at Sandy Hook Elementary school. Of course, those familiar and well-meaning characters are advising children who are feeling upset or fearful to go talk to a grownup about it. That can certainly be sound advice… as long as the grownup they choose to turn to is not equally stirred up and off center.
We’re a full week into the new year and it dawns on me it’s been quite awhile since I’ve come and played with you all at Downstream Parenting. Seems like the perfect time to remind myself… and possibly you… that parenting doesn’t need to be an upstream battle. As long as you relax and remember that you are simply in the midst of an approximately 18 year experiment, being raised by a kid (or kids), and you’ll enjoy it more if you put more emphasis on your sense of humor than anything else.
Today I’m sharing the interview Dr. Mercola did with Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride because it’s too important to ignore. The radical rise in what we call “autism” is revealing something major that has changed in the grand scheme of the physical human walk on Planet Earth, and it’s happened extremely quickly. Seems wise for us to start adjusting just as quickly by finding ways to best support the body, mind and spirit of these kids coming in. Dr. Campbell-McBride reveals an option that seems to be working for many… give it a read (or a listen) and share what you think about what she’s learned.
I watched this interesting animation yesterday about changing the education paradigm. It’s well worth the eleven and a half minutes. (I’ve included it below so you can easily watch it yourself. I’d love to hear what you think about it!) It really ramped up my awareness of WHY today’s educational system simply doesn’t work.
It’s been clear to me for a long time that the educational system that I grew up with, and what I see being experienced out there today is NOT supporting the optimum growth and development of our youth today. Continue reading