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Bring On The Party Bus! (Episode 004)

Mama Says Namaste Podcast

Release Date: 06/15/2017

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What type of learning style is your child? There are four styles of childhood learning, and knowing all four is key in unlocking the best way to connect. Your child doesn't fit into a perfect mold; yet these tips are powerful for better understanding on how to motivate in a way that works for your unique child. 

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How do you react to your children as a parent? Are you aware of how you are in full-on reaction mode? Check out these four types of parents, and pay attention to how you're creating synergy in your home vs. competing agendas. 

I'm not a teacher, I'm a parent! show art I'm not a teacher, I'm a parent!

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I'm a parent, not a teacher! Well, actually, you're both. The instant you become a parent, you are teaching and influencing your child more than anyone else. We all "homeschool" in some ways. Yes you are credible, and no, you're not just a teacher. You're an awakener. Check out how to awaken more within your child and yourself in this episode.

How Do I Get My Kid To Think Like An Unschooler? show art How Do I Get My Kid To Think Like An Unschooler?

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How do you get your kid to "think like an unschooler"? How can you motivate your kids and spark their curiosity, regardless of where they go to school? How in the world do you navigate boredom and lack of drive? This week, 9-year-old Juliette joins us to discuss this topic, and I have to say, I was pretty impressed with her perspective on boredom - I'd love to hear what you think!

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I was inspired by a video shared in our unschooling community all about igniting curiousity in our kids. I loved Ruth's approach for reframing our communication with our kids, and share her 4 points for motivating kids through curiosity in this episode and blog post. Additionally, Nathan and I dig in yet again to screen issues and how to navigate them in your home! Remember there is a full blog post to go along with each Mama Says Namaste Episode!

Deschooling and the Myths of Education show art Deschooling and the Myths of Education

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Regardless of where your child is attending "school", our concept of education is in serious need of revamping. In this episode and blog post, we lay out some of the key components kids truly need to learn, why creativity is important, and the one constant in life you absolutely MUST help your children learn to navigate.

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Can your child easily interact and talk with people of all ages and perspectives? As we talk about how to build a thriving family, it's important that we address how our children are interacting with the rest of the world...beyond just their small bubble of understanding. 

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Join 9-year-old Juliette for a short musing on navigating change, embracing the struggle, and learning through it.   Get all her mindful minutes at MamaSaysNamaste.com/meditations  

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Like it or not, your children are learning a ton from you. So it helps to be a bit intentional so you aren't stuck in repairing mode. Regardless of where or how your child does "school", this episode and blog post is for you. Head over to MamaSaysNamaste.com to see all the blogs that go with our episodes!

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Yes, you can engage all the senses and reframe travel as not just a destination for your body, but for your soul. Get some new ideas for your family that don't break the bank (or your sanity), and add some adventure, even if you don't leave your home. 

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This is the fourth in the "Be The Good, See the Good" Series.  

We will dive in to how the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us, and learn how we can work in our strengths and recognize that in others.


*Podcast music by the awesome Renee & Jeremy who cover "Put a Little Love In Your Heart" by Jackie DeShannon.  Props to both of them for this beautiful rendition that epitomizes what I want for families!    You can get your copy here (aff link)


Ashley featured on the Entrepreneur On Fire Podcast: https://www.eofire.com/podcast/ashleylogsdon/

Check out www.HollyScherer.com - she says “I created this community to help you REDISCOVER YOUR DREAMS and BUILD THE FOUNDATION to make them a reality. In 2011, my husband and I STOPPED WAITING FOR “SOMEDAY” and began building a FOUNDATION TO FREEDOM - we want to help you do the same.”  How cool is that? 

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know.  But when you LISTEN, you may learn something new.”  -Dalhai Llama

Greatest fear for a high I is rejection.  Solitude, however, does not mean pure isolation.  It’s a time to connect with yourself and find peace in the quiet.  The more we can establish that being alone is not a negative thing, the more a high I will have confidence in that space.

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”  Jim Rohn

To show love/affirmation for a high S or I, it goes back to the feeling and relationship.  For a D or C, boil it down to the task and their accomplishment.

The brain physiology and DISC correlation relates back to Katherine Benziger’s work - a great summary of it all is here: http://www.businessballs.com/benzigerpersonalityassessment.htm  D & I = Frontal L/R, S & C = Basal L/R

It takes 3 seconds for a high D and I to process things, it takes 7 seconds for an S or C.

I know you want to see a picture of Ellie’s “Sharpie Incident” - read the blog post here:  http://www.mamasaysnamaste.com/high-i-style/

Characteristics of a High I Personality Style:

  • Cheerful
  • Creative
  • Touchy-feely
  • Friend to many
  • Loud
  • Outgoing
  • Life of the Party
  • Restless
  • Impulsive
  • High Energy
  • Charismatic
  • Warm and Approachable
  • Compulsive Talker
  • Class clown
  • Daydreamer/can be unfocused
  • Fast-paced
  • Easily multitasks
  • Great team player
  • Not great at details
  • At times, may not finish work
  • Easily distracted
  • Storyteller


What Motivates Them:

  • feeling like they are a part of something
  • allowing them space to entertain
  • giving them your full attention

What upsets them:

  • feeling isolated
  • not being able to talk or express themselves; feeling stifled

Parenting Tips to Help Your Child (or you) Grow:

  • Help them be aware of their surroundings
  • Teach them to work independently
  • Help them see the details
  • Teach them the benefits of planning ahead
  • Encourage improved listening skills
  • Structure some things - try bookending your day so it doesn’t get away from you and get too chaotic
  • Allow for variety and changing interests
  • Let them entertain, and don’t hold back on laughter in fun and love

Encouraging Phrases for a high I:

  • I like that you know how to have fun
  • You make people feel good being around you
  • Your enthusiasm is great!
  • I like that you always see the bright side in life!
  • You’re fun to be with
  • Keep that light within you shining - it glows on others and spreads the love!
  • I love your creativity and excitement.

Parent Tips

• Help your I child become more organized by teaching him how to effectively use charts or a chore list

• Help your I child to understand when to say no to friends and when it is important to be an individual. This is an important lesson for all styles, but requires a special emphasis for I children due to their natural need to be a part of a group.

• When your I child needs to do a task (like homework), make sure you set aside time beforehand for them to have some fun and get their wiggles out.

• If an I child misbehaves, the cold shoulder is just...cold. This feels like complete rejection to them. Instead, tell them what they did wrong, why it was wrong, and what the consequence will be. Alone time can be a teaching tool that isn’t just shunning them - but helping them to sit with their thoughts without the distractions of friends, and really comprehend what they did. Always allow them to right their wrongs, so they feel fully back in good graces, and reassure them that you love them and know they will make a better choice next time!



BONUS Material:

Want to see a high I yogi in action?  I love “Yoga with Adrienne” and she is a great example of a fun-loving high I.  Check out this beginner yoga video for back pain - and notice how her personality shines through: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phuS5VLQy8c