There was a time when understanding children and the role of the parent in raising them seemed more instinctual and more innate. Now in the 21st century, parents often struggle to know how to guide, teach, and protect children, and find themselves inundated by behavioral techniques over wisdom. Increasing numbers of parents are expressing uncertainty as to how to raise their children successfully, and consequently turn to mental health professionals for help.
WisdomPath Way Institute provides trainings and skill-building workshops to both parents and professionals which integrate neurodevelopmental wisdom with a contemporary perspective of child development.
The WisdomPath Way model illuminates the relational interplay of the child’s developing brain/mind and body and the parent’s responsibility to teach and coach the child the skills of self-regulation and mood management, impulse control and frustration tolerance, the development of conscience, attachment and empathy, and social skill development. Limits, boundaries, and the skillful use of consequences are reframed as merely the strategic tools that encourage the child’s emerging neurodevelopmental capacity to self-regulate and harness the powerful energies of the Will.
WisdomPath Way Institute encourages parents and professionals to view childhood within the larger framework of the Relational LifeSpace world in which children come “hardwired” to ask three questions about the world: What do we do? How do we do it? and Why do we do it? This means expanding our view of children’s sometimes challenging behaviors as more than “terrible” or “willful” __ instead appreciating that much of the behavior we have labeled as mis-behavior, in fact serves very specific brain-based learning that yields mastery and discovery first of the body, then the emotions, then the world of objects, and ultimately the world of relationships and the rules that bind us. Only when we have a deep knowing of what behaviors mean and don’t mean, can we trust our instincts to guide, nurture, teach, and encourage.