Carla Camurati and Carla Esmeralda
Canadian Consulate General of Canada, Sanjeev Chowdry for bringing me here and who supports this talk in that it address the rights of children and creating a better world environments for these children. And for all of you: parents, film makers, creators of stories, educators, producers and we love children! I want to also say a special hello to: two NGOs that I visited yesterday. Scott Miles- project Favela and Ricardo Ramos from Rocinha Surf School.
Let’s move our energy together so that we can create a space for inspiration and joyful sharing and learning.
Not just listen with our ears but listen with our hearts..
Curious Full of Wonder, Creative, Connected, Resourceful Reflective, Loving, Playful, Imaginative, Flexible, Joyful Energetic, Resilient, Vulnerable and Innocent. This list goes on.
1. Provide positive reinforcement. Always listen to and acknowledge the child.
2. Clearly delegate responsibility and give the child authority along with the responsibility.
3. Be clear in your communication. When you express goals or explain projects, be sure the child really understands what you are asking for.
4. Show you have trust in your child. Allow them to make mistakes as a form of learning. Let them know you really support their decisions.
5. Look. Listen. Look again.
6. Be interested in the child’s development.
7. Be a coach. This is a process of developing their skills and providing them specific feedback to meet high standards. Be their coach and lead the child to success!
8. Enjoy, celebrate and guide them to express their unique personalities and spirits.
9. Increase self awareness by verbalizing and helping your child understand feelings.
Ask questions such as “how did that make you feel?”, “what do you think you should try to do?”, “what do you want to be able to do?”
10. Focus on solutions together. For older kids with good verbal skills, ask questions to encourage them to explore their own solutions to problems. Then encourage them to choose a solution and follow through. Offer support along the way.