Got to watch this beauty share a piece of her dance experience with me today. I love watching her dance. I'm grateful for #homeschool funds that have helped us give her this opportunity to develop talents and express herself in this way. This week of #summerintensive pushed her but she loved it. She is such a self disciplined, self motivated, creative, deep and vibrant person. It has been a gift and a great challenge to parent her. I feel like I'm just starting to understand a little bit what she needs from me and how to be better for her. I am learning (again and this time I think I'm actually understanding) about empathic listening. True, reflective and unselfish listening. I'm reading the book
Seven Habits for highly effective people again. It is one to READ & RE-READ!! highly highly recommend. It's kind of like a "how to be human" manual really; or at least a really good human! Think of it as a user's manual for yourself! I've been learning in it about listening and realizing what a terrible job I've done. Rather than get discouraged or depressed about my regrets, I'm trying to channel that into positive transformation. This deeply emotional and sensitive child needs me to listen for real. I'm excited about how this simple shift will help me to really know and love her better. I'm excited to re -discover who this amazing girl is as I try to see the world through her lens, her paradigm. I already know I will have an even greater love and appreciation for her as I learn to do this. #sevenhabitsforhighlyeffectivepeople .
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