Becoming Comfortable With Uncertainty
It's not possible for parents to know the answer to every question, yet sometimes we act like we do anyway. We resist saying “I don’t know” because we think our children will feel safer if they believe we know the answer. Often, the opposite is true and kids whose parents are comfortable saying “I don’t know, at least not yet, let’s figure this out together” have more agency and control. And so do their parents.
In this half-hour class for busy parents, we practice becoming comfortable with uncertainty and I tell a folktale about a farmer, his son, and their horse. Click here to read that folktale along with instructions for a mindful game that helps young children become uncomfortable with uncertainty, too.
This live track is from a class I offer in Los Angeles for busy parents. For dates, times, and more information, click here.