Books
Michael Reist

Raising Emotionally Healthy Boys

Massiel Del Villarhas quoted2 years ago
We can invoke Barbara Coloroso’s three questions: Is it harmful to the child? Is it harmful to others? Does it violate a moral code? If the answer to all three questions is no, then go ahead and enjoy.
Massiel Del Villarhas quoted2 years ago
• Touching different textures
• Getting a back rub, a bear hug, or a hand or foot massage
• Wrestling
• Rough-housing
• Play fighting
• Spinning
• Rolling
• Hopping
• Somersaulting
• Rocking
• Jumping
• Swinging
• Balancing on a board or ball
• Running
• Stretching
• Lifting
• Pushing
• Pulling
• Hanging by the arms
• Extending and flexing the joints
Massiel Del Villarhas quoted2 years ago
• Playing with water
• Playing with sand
Massiel Del Villarhas quoted2 years ago
Sometimes hitting a sister means “I love being with her and I want more of her attention.”
Massiel Del Villarhas quoted2 years ago
In order to raise emotionally healthy children, we need to take care of our own emotional health, and this means working on our relationships with other adults including our romantic relationships. We must never take our sustaining relationships for granted. When a parent becomes socially and emotionally isolated, it is not good for children.
Noni Indahhas quoted3 years ago
Seeing Our Children for Who They Really Are
Noni Indahhas quoted3 years ago
What’s best for the child?” If we did ask this question, we would give the child more opportunities to practise power and control.
Noni Indahhas quoted3 years ago
Our Unresolved Need for Power and Control
Noni Indahhas quoted3 years ago
We must never take our sustaining relationships for granted
Noni Indahhas quoted3 years ago
Take Care of Our Sustaining Relationships
Noni Indahhas quoted3 years ago
We need to be careful as parents that we do not unconsciously reproduce any negative parenting we received or let our resentments or anger about particular childhood experiences taint our enjoyment of the present
Noni Indahhas quoted3 years ago
that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
Noni Indahhas quoted3 years ago
“The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.”
Noni Indahhas quoted3 years ago
The child’s behaviour is in reaction to the parent’s conscious and unconscious core beliefs and behaviour.
Noni Indahhas quoted3 years ago
The Unconscious Parent
Noni Indahhas quoted3 years ago
emotionally available to our children
Noni Indahhas quoted3 years ago
The Narcissistic Wound
Noni Indahhas quoted3 years ago
Healing Our Inner Child
Noni Indahhas quoted3 years ago
It means looking at past hurts, reflecting on them, and letting them go.
Noni Indahhas quoted3 years ago
We will be able to accept our children for who they are when we are able to accept ourselves for who we are
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