Posted by: ButterflyMoms | June 15, 2012

What Do You Really Think Of Your Children?

Good Morning Beautiful ButterflyMoms,

How are you feeling this morning? Have you really checked in with yourself? How do your elbows feel today? How about your neck? How does it feel? Take a moment and check in. Feel your butt on the chair you are sitting on as you read this. Check in with your feet. How are they feeling? Remember to keep breathing…. and feeling and releasing.

I did three workshops yesterday. Two were planned. The one that was not planned happened after I finished doing a workshop for the teachers of an elementary school in Needham, Massachusetts. As I was leaving the teacher asked me to go into her classroom to talk to her second graders because they were not being kind to each other. I had one of the best times checking in with them. We did an exercise I learned at the Peace Abbey in Sherborn and another from the movie AVATAR. We talked about fire breath and butterfly magic. They were completely enthralled with the fact that they are on planet earth with a….

  1. Body
  2. Brain
  3. Heart
  4. Lungs

Those were the main areas I used in my impromptu speech to get them connect to their source energy and their hearts. I asked them what it looks like when someone’s __________ (I filled in the blank with each of the above iteams) are closed. I could SEE their AHA moments as I took it full circle into their own lives. Being a witness to such an amazing site is one of the most happy things I can imagine doing on this planet!! It fills me with such joy!

Here are the chakras represented in a very simple way. This is a great tool for teaching kids how to meditate and center themselves. Teaching kids peace is one of the most cost-effective, fun, monumental things we can do for our planet!

Oftentimes we think children are “OTHERS”. We treat them as if they were not really “full” people but rather “almost” people. Many times we do not SEE or HEAR children except through our own filters of how they should be or what they should be. The world is full of invisible children.  Many parents sense there is a disconnect so they begin bombarding them with sugar, toys play dates, clothes, karate classes, Girl Scouts, trips to Disney and soccer does not make up for the lack of connection. This might be a temporary fix but what kids really want is what we all want…

  1. TO BE SEE

Start the conversation right now. Have dinners with nothing electronic around you including your cell phone. Create sacred listening space at the table and in the car. Create traditions that encourage LISTENING (and therefore SEEING & UNDERSTANDING) for both younger and older generations.

Thank you for taking the time to read the ButterflyMoms blog. I SEE YOU!  :)!!!!!!!!!!


Great big hugs,


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  1. Really enjoyed watching your video on The Dream Factory. The advice about organising your time is the advice I really need to take on board!!!

  2. So moved by you talking about Sophie, your butterfly inspiration.

  3. Yes, so important for a kid to be seen and heard and understood. I’m still learning to do that with my son. Not always an easy task, especially when I project my own stuff onto them as to what they “should” be doing.

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