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2019 Tidbits & to-Do's - morsels to spark curiosity
Whether you are a family with a preschool-, elementary- or high school- age child, this time of year can be a big transition for everyone. Your carefree summer becomes a more regimented fall. Lifestyles change just as the seasons change. Making it through this transition may well feel like a mammoth venture, like raking a yard full of wet leaves. There are, however, some things you can do to help manage the transition back to school.
Finally, keep in mind “this too shall pass”. We will always get through to the other side of these transitions, and we get better at doing so with practice. Each age transition will present new challenges. Approaching these with openness to possibilities will prove most beneficial to the outcomes. Good luck!
Recomprised article published in The Westport News, September 12, 2003
August 2019 Tidbit:
Our family history is a rich and valuable resource to better understand our experiences in present day. How and what we learned about emotions and behaviors, our family work ethics, spiritual beliefs, and much more, have informed who we are and what we experience today.
We, of course, cannot change the past, but we can change how we are applying what we learned in our life today. Yet, how do we make sense of today's experiences in the context of our past? How do we see our past experience for its role in our development, and consider that perhaps we are who we are "because" of our story, not just "in spite of" our story?
August 2019 To-Do:
Consider earlier posts this year where we were exploring the patterns of interactions, and the interdependent "motion" of emotions. Reflect on things you have noticed in your exploration over the months. And now, when was an earlier time in life when you might have had similar experiences, behaviors, or these emotions before? What is familiar about them? How young can you recall?
These are open-ended questions meant to spark curiosity, opening space to consider how our upbringing may at times contribute to our present day. As we explore these areas, we find our history isn't such a mystery in our life after all.
As always, I invite your questions, comments, and if I can be of assistance exploring these connections, please don't hesitate to reach out.
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