Wherever your ’growing’ this week or weekend take a moment with your kids and look at something you see everyday and explore it from a new perspective. Take out a pen and paper and write down each other's observations. This exercise allows one to see that there are many ways to look at the same thing.
Empowering kids with the ability to see their way around a situation or challenge from different perspectives can help them navigate to a calmer state of mind. It allows one to see the bigger picture of things and look beyond their own point of view. Considering that someone else may think or feel differently about the exact same thing, helps children better to respond to situations instead of reacting. While we can’t always change our environment, we can change our point of view.
(This is a wonderful exercise to do at home, in school or as an after school group activity.)
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
~Dr. Wayne Dyer
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes.” ~Marcel Proust