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OUT OF THE BOX: 7 Elements for Raising a Self-Directing Child
We all feel proud when our children come to us for advice. But is their decision-making process really a result of their own experience and thinking or ours? And if they don’t come to us, where else will they go? Their peers? The media? Their teachers? Their pastor? Odds are, all these different sources will have a vested interest in what they do. Can we really know what’s best for our children in the long run? Is there truly a right and wrong way to do things? Probably not. Our culture tells us that we should think for ourselves, yet, ostracizes those who don’t align with the “good” of our clan or social group. In aligning, we train our children to seek advice and permission for all important decisions from only the authorities we respect and honor. Granted, we want our children to live in harmony and follow the laws and rules that keep things running smoothly. But, to what extent is it healthy to follow only what has been prescribed by our culture? At what point does it interfere with their creativity and ability to be self-directing? In guiding them we must develop the courage to allow them to surpass us in what we have become and accomplished. Learn the tools that will enable us to do just that; become self-directing and helps us to assist them in choosing what they think and feel is best.

The Spirit University

373 Braden Ave · Sarasota, FL

Respond by: 10/7/2018

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    In our Western culture, we become dysfunctional families through being raised within a maze of undercurrents and adages used to keep us in a role of performing the self-diminishing behaviors that are needed to cover for our parents unconsciously believed inadequacies. From adolescence on we then move into the world attracting relationships that repeat and even seek out the same self-devaluing rapport we had with difficult parents and guardians growing up. This has a devastating effect on our present and future ability to participate honestly in new relationships let alone to gather enough energy and consistency in our motivation to pursue what our hearts might have been inspired to be and do.

    In seminars we will begin with introductions, what we hope to gain from the group and then move through an assessment and a series of questions designed to determine what our life goals are and if our current methods for motivating ourselves are working. Group conversations initially discuss our perceptions about each of our approaches toward our goals and discuss options and/or alternate approaches toward achieving our aims. Then, we begin the seven-step process toward regaining our confidence and Self-Trust. All work done in the group is held in the strictest confidence.

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