Tali Berman's Blog
Here is a picture of my 10 year old daughter, Anava. Last week, I wanted to have some 1:1 quality time with her and instead of doing anything complicated (that involved spending money or driving) we simply bundled up and took a walk to the nearby forest. We had such a great time together and it was reminder to me that "less is more".
This is me and my husband at the Dead Sea on New Year's day. We soaked in the sulfur pools, covered ourselves in mud, floated in the sea and went for an incredible hike in the desert mountains.
This is my mother-n-law with my 3 kids. My kids only get to see grandma about once a year (since we live in Israel and she lives in Seattle) -so whenever she comes there is a ton of excitement (and a ton of presents)!
It's interesting- the thing about blue. I have worked with several children who insist on only wearing the color blue.
So, of course, I looked up the meaning of blue (according to feng-shui) and here is what I learned:
"The meaning of blue is mostly calming, healing, soothing and relaxing. It also symbolizes dependability, trustworthiness, and security. Blue increases creativity, promotes contemplation and is often associated with spirituality"
In a survey I conducted last week ,a very high percentage of you indicated that you would like help with creating and facilitating games to help promote your child's development.
In a consultation I did with a client in one of my private coaching programs yesterday, we discussed some key elements in helping her child initiate interaction We discussed how to help her child move from being a social responder (meaning, being compliant when given directions or requests) to being a social initiator (spontaneously initiating meaningful connection).
They key to success in your journey with your child (and quite honestly, life in general) is celebrating all the incremental steps.
Why is this so crucial? Because if you don't celebrate all the steps along the way to your bigger goals with your child- you are likely to burn out from not seeing the incredible development unfolding and give up frustrated that your child is not making significant movement.
Me and Joshua on our date day
Here are my kids on their first day of school...well, the second first day of school. What I mean is that my kids started off in one school (that my daughter has been in now for 4 years) and then 7 days later, I switched all the 3 to a new school and today is their second first day.