Do you have trouble teaching the social skills of tolerance, forgiveness, and compassion. Our parenting guest, Deborah Fabos learned some important lessons to share with us.
Deborah Fabos ~ Experienced and Individualized Care and Education Provider in Home ~ Greater Los Angeles Area
Tolerance, forgiveness, and compassion
"I find it interesting that sometimes we expect others to show these toward us yet we can be quick to judge another's action, become irritable, and unkind in our interactions.
I worked with these 3 virtues in teaching life skills to my boys. It's a wonderful discovery to see my 3 1/2 year old grandson naturally fostering these qualities and all I have to do is to encourage him to continue.
My son (27 suffering from Schizophrenia) has had much in his life that he suffered from, but it's a blessing to see him become forgiving and learning to better regulate his emotions.
Self Check-Ins help us to know how we are feeling and seem to go hand-in-hand with tolerance, forgiveness, and compassion skills.
I think it goes back to how YOU feel. If you feel good about yourself you will act better toward others. If you aren't feeling good then it's time to look within and NOT react to others around you. For us, it's been a good place to start and a good process to execute!"
Connect with Deborah at http://familyfabos.blogspot.com/
I like Deborah's approach to teaching tolerance, forgiveness, and compassion. Using Self Check-Ins to see how you feel about yourself before you speak seems quite wise.
If you don't feel good about yourself don't open your mouth and say things you may regret. If you do feel good about yourself, it's easier to treat others with tolerance, forgiveness, and compassion.
How do you like the idea of Self Check-Ins?
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With warm wishes,
Jean Tracy, MSS
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