There is this concept in eastern religions of yin and yang. It's this idea of finding balance between two opposites: things like dark/light; work/rest; tense/release; hard/easy; do/be. And just like we understand that we need muscle pairs to, for example, lift our arm up and then bring our arm back down, these eastern knowledge traditions understand that there can be no dark without a light; no work without rest; no tension without release; no hard without easy; no doing if there is no space to simply be.
Saturday we woke to a beautiful (if slightly overcast and a little bit chilly) day. We packed the chairs up in the car and headed down to Earl Rowe Provincial Park for the MEC Race Series' third race of the season.
Today marked our first race of the season, and our first independent (unsupported) race in our new chair - and we couldn't have asked for a better day!
Affirmation, support, responding to bids, giving words and celebration - those are our five keys to attachment from 0 - 18 and beyond. When we put these together with the other ideas we've explored this month, we find we can be increasingly successful at raising adults by the age of 18!
We've already talked about affirmation, support and bids. Today we want to look at the power of giving words as another step in helping our child feel known. Our kids are busy learning on every axes of life - social, emotional, physical and mental - and that means that often things are going to happen that they simply don't understand themselves.
Today we look at "bids" - the way that we as humans make it known that we need a little more support, engagement or attachment.
This week we are looking at five ways of helping to give our kids the attachment - the sense of safety and connectedness that comes from feeling seen, known and precious - that allows them to learn and develop to reach their full potential. Today, we are looking at the idea of support.