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I’ve started talking with people about launching a patreon.com campaign, and I figured this song would be a good one to start with:
I’m gathering video clips now, and a few really amazing artists have agreed to have their work shown in the video. If you have a visual contribution that you feel would work well in a video about perseverance and accepting the sometimes painful process growth can require, then please do get in touch.
Here is a video that moved me, and shows the kind of work I will be doing in the future 🙂 Click on the image to hear a soulful and heartfelt cover of “Bright Eyes – First Day Of My Life.”
Artists, whose work will be included in the video as of January 16th, 2015 are:
Thank you to everyone who has contributed their time, work, encouragement and support, to make it possible for me to release my work now…
This particular song was written and recorded in the late 90’s and was a part of a collaborative musical project I created. It would be super lovely, if everything “came together,” for a real, official release of the song w a meaningful and appealing video.
Feel free to think through how you may be able to support, encourage, benefit, and/or contribute.
One possible solution parents may wish to think about, is applying the strategy of: parenting attitude.
There are several ways to interpret the phrase “parenting attitude.”
One way is to stop parenting behavior, and to start parenting attitude. Huh? What does that mean?
What I mean is: don’t focus on your child’s current behavior, instead focus on the “attitude” that results in the behavior being exhibited. Basically, it’s just: “take one step back and parent the attitude of your child instead of getting all huffy about momentary behavior.”
Really, this is the approach I use with my daughter, and when her friends visit, it is the approach I use with my daughter’s friends.
I can publish on “my single rule for happy babysitting” later.
So, anyway, I enjoy “parenting attitude” instead of just correcting momentary behavior. In general, it allows my daughter to make decisions for herself, while getting feedback from me about her attitude.
If she starts whining, I tell her I do not enjoy communicating with someone who is whining. Sometimes, the “whining” is because of a legitimate concern or issue or situation, and if I call her expression of her valid and true emotions “whining,” in general, my daughter will cry (or express unhappiness) and I will correct my behavior and exhibit more compassion and truly listen (which I generally do first, but sometimes people slip up).
But, if she is just whining because she wants an expensive toy that really needs to wait for a bigger occasion, or if she wants to eat donuts and only donuts for dinner, well, I can calmly state that I do not enjoy talking with people who are whining — and she — adjusts her demeanor. Which is amazing to watch.
She goes from a negatively tuned, stomping, demanding girl (which is just simply not her “normal” character), to a reasonable, caring person with needs and wants and desires and the ability to express them effectively for someone her age.
So, I “parent attitude,” why? Because attitude comes before behavior, and because it works.
At least, it’s working for me, and if it helps you, awesome!
It’s also easy to compliment the “attitude” from which certain good decisions come.
Here are a few examples:
In general, we just have a pleasant, conversational, happy, fun parent-child experience.
I like it that I can summarize my parental strategy in two words: “parenting attitude.”
How else can one interpret the phrase “parenting attitude?”
Well, I can ask: what is your parenting attitude? There are parents who I have observed, and it really looks like their “parenting attitude” or “parental attitude” is one of constant annoyance with their children.
I find such a “parenting attitude” really uncomfortable, and I avoid parents like that. If I hear you insulting your child, you can bet I won’t be hanging out with you at the park anytime soon!
So, I would describe my parenting attitude as one that
…and probably some other descriptions. So that is my “parenting attitude.” 🙂
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