Attitude Shift: Harnessing the Power of Unity
Reason: To focus on connecting instead of being special
Discipline Skill: Encouragement Power: Unity
Honor our children so they will honor others.
1. Focus on connecting instead of trying to be special (i.e., “right”).
Connecting with others by valuing their contributions – help, ideas, compliance,
2. Notice the child’s actions to allow them to fully own their actions, rather than focusing
on our assessment of them.
“You did it! You wrote your name!” vs “Look how nicely you wrote your name”
The Power of Unity is honoring each other and remembering that each unique individual has
something to offer, child to adult. We thrive when we work together
when everyone has a place to contribute their strengths and skills.
Human beings value caring, sharing, kindness, and helpfulness towards
others. Plus, we feel better when we feel like we matter. Our brains
produce feel good chemicals when we act and are treated in such ways.
Those chemicals are stress reducers and attention span improvers!
Unity focuses on connection vs being special – removes the competition and honors the fact
that everyone has an important contribution to make to our homes, classrooms, community,
state and world.