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Help your child discover the power of their emotions, explore sensible solutions and grow as a resilient individual!
Mighty Minds kid’s coaching revolves around connection, autonomy and competence.
We all know that children need strong, consistent connections in their life. Connection builds confidence and allows children the safety to explore their self identity and the role they play in their family and community. Connection is the key to self esteem and resilient thinking.
However, autonomy and competence sometimes get forgotten about. This is probably because giving space for autonomy and competence takes a lot more intention and work for many parents. We can become consumed with keeping them safe and navigating their decisions so they feel the least amount of discomfort. This keeps life much simpler, knowing everyone is safe. Which is all completely reasonable but the problem begins when children do not experience self governance.
Self governance, or making one's own decisions, comes when a child experiences intrinsic self control. Through making their own decisions children become more competent and confident.
Intrinsic self control is when an individual makes decisions not based on fear or reward but with a desire to grow more competent (growth mindset). Your child's mindset impacts their decision making and behaviour.
By learning about and focusing on the three core elements shared - connection, competence and autonomy - families thrive. Children can make better overall decisions and live happier, more fulfilled childhoods leading to a resilient, more capable adulthood.
If you are concerned about your child's ability to make better decisions grab a chat with me to explore emotional coaching in your home. My programs include the three elements of SDT in all of our activities and coaching conversations. We take it even further by teaching children as early as the toddler years how to manage their big emotions and begin critical thinking through practising mindfulness and early reasoning.