What a Class Sounds Like
You’re hearing a few excerpts recorded during a Strong Start™ practice. In our sessions, kids play freely, while their adults watch and learn – from each other, from the leader, and – especially – from their kids.
In our sessions, kids play freely, while their adults watch and learn – from each other, from the leader, and – especially – from their kids.
Taking the time to really be with their kids, and do nothing else, is centering and instructive for the parents. Parents do better when they connect with their children as they are on that day.
As well as really seeing their kids, adults get the chance to see themselves. This comes as feedback from their fellow parents, and the coach. The coach will reflect the action back to them, saying things like “How is that for your kid?” and “did you hear what you just said?”
We cover broader themes, scientific background, and specific tips. It’s fun – we take the work seriously, but don’t take ourselves seriously.
Our main focus is communication habits – because adult communication habits are the child’s world – and that world forms the self. The most important learning in a person’s life happens before age three – the thinking and feeling and self-knowledge skills that determine how successful a person will be in school, at work and in relationships. So, to prepare their children to be competent and independent in their future, Strong Start™ parents learn to be aware of and manage their communication habits, leading to the goal of giving their children the lifelong “mental wealth” traits of confidence, resilience, curiosity, people skills, focus, self-control and self-knowledge.
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