Conscious Parenting: Mindful Living Course for Parents - Nataša Nuit Pantović - Google Books. Nataša Pantović Nuit is a poet, a writer, and a spiritual researcher that lives and works in Malta. Always fascinated with energies of: Love, Divine, Mind, Tantra, Alchemy, Tao, living one's Highest Potential I've read 1,000s of books exploring these subjects. I learned from many gurus and sages of our past and present. Natasha Pantovic Nuit Personal Highlights or some weird and wonderful things about me: - BSc Economics, Belgrade- I never had a TV or a mobile phone.- Traveled through more than 150 countries and lived in 5: UK, New Zealand, Holland, Serbia and Malta- After helping to build a school in a remote area of Ethiopia, entered the most amazing world of parenthood adopting two lovely children from Ethiopia as a single mother (now imagine that!).
- In 2012 published the Art of 4 Elements Spiritual Poetry Book with 3 other artists: Jason Lu, Christine Cutajar and Jeni Caruana. Conscious Parenting [Article] 7 Main Children Development Tips. Conscious Parenting Best Quotes Video. Conscious Parenting and Kids Happiness: - Shattering The Matrix.
Nuit is the author of seven mindfulness books: A Guide to Mindful Eating, Mindful Eating with Delicious Raw Vegan Recipes (Artof4Elements, 2014), Chanting Mantras with Best Chords, Mindful Being towards Mindful Living Course (Artof4Elements, 2015), Conscious Parenting (Artof4Elements, 2015), Art of 4 Elements: Discover Alchemy through Poetry (Artof4Elements, 2012), A-Ma Alchemy of Love (Artof4Elements, 2016).
Q. You say that the parenting is the most difficult job in the world. Why? A. There are many variables that influence our kids growth and development and we as parents wish to understand them all. Q: Your book Conscious Parenting is full of exercises, questionnaires, tips. A: The idea was to create a practical and inspirational guide to mindful living, a type of the self-development course for parents that wish to improve their parenting skills. Q. Q. A. Q. Our children need our Love, support and sanity within this amazing matrix of choices we live in.
Main Children Development Tips. Inspired or lost in the technology matrix? The many ‘entertainment’ options phones give us distort our ability to connect with people right next to us. We live surrounded by an increasingly complex matrix of impulses (transmitted via TV, media and the internet) that allow strangers of all sorts to interfere in our mental, emotional and spiritual development.
Understanding this intricate network and how the human brain interacts with it is becoming our door to happiness and health. Our interaction with the Net, with TV and with computers has replaced our interaction with nature which in its magical way nurtures our cognitive,emotional, physical and psychological well-being The self or the personality is a bundle of socially-influenced traits that emerges and is formed gradually.
A great deal is known about the links between our behaviour and TV, and between our emotions and computer games, because there have been thousands of studies on these subjects. Most of the studies found that there is a link. Www.artof4elements.com. Divergent thinking. Musicians are more likely to use both hemispheres of their brain and more likely to use divergent thinking in their thought processes. Divergent thinking is essential for creativity. It is the ability to see lots of possible ways to interpret a question and lots of possible answers to it. It is important to vary thought processes so that children use both convergent and divergent thinking - Natasa Pantovic It is a thought process used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possibilities.
Instead of taking obvious steps and walking along a straight line, one looks at different aspects of the situation, creating different results. Divergent thinking is often used as a parallel of convergent thinking that follows a particular set of logical steps to arrive at one solution. In their book Breakpoint and Beyond, George Land and Beth Jarman describe a longitudinal study they conducted on 1,600 kindergarden children aged three to five.
The brain is a highly complex organ. Spirituality and Parenting, Interview with Nuit, Alchemy of Love Courses. Positive Parenting: Mindful Parenting in Action (Tips) Positive Parenting Mindful Parenting in Action Self-Development, Conscious Parenting, Mindfulness Articles, Conscious Mind, Mindfulness Positive Parenting: Mindful Parenting in Action Mindful Parenting starts with a simple mindfulness truth that we are not alone within our parenting battle-field, within the arena of discomfort, sacrifice, and confusion that children might create and to help you see that your stage is universal, deeply puzzling and yet surrounded with marvel, beauty, and plenty of unforgettable experiences. I love this Socrates quote about the youth of his time written some 2,000 years ago: “Our youth now love luxury. Mindful Parenting and Troubles of Parenting The ancient truth is that no one touches our buttons quite like our-own children and no one can inspire within us so much owe, happiness, and wonder.
We are never ever properly prepared for the troubles of parenting. Mindful Parenting Pillars of Positivity o Practice Self-Discipline to Execute o Train Love o Be Mindful. Positive Parenting: Mindful Parenting in Action (Tips) Divergent thinking. Do rewards, punishment work? In an experiment, children’s brains reacted strongly to positive feedback and scarcely responded at all to negative feedback. Our basic strategy for raising children or teaching students is a reward and punishment strategy. We are what we believe we are - C.S. Lewis From an early age we introduce Santa Claus, who carefully observes what children do and appears from the heavens to deliver gifts for the ‘good ones’ or to punish the ‘bad ones’. While manipulating children with incentives seems to work in the short run, it is a strategy that ultimately fails. Praise is frequently a judgement and a kind of bribe as the child must ‘earn’ points by doing the ‘right’ thing.
Punishment causes either physical, emotional, or social pain, and it is often followed with confusion, anger, or guilt. The younger children’s performance improved substantially more when the feedback was positive. C.S. Our mind is responsible for all sorts of illusions. We might even become what we pretend to be. Education of the future. In a typical classroom in Finland, students work in small groups. The teacher nurtures independence and active learning, allowing them to develop skills to understand and solve problems. “You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.” There is a strong emphasis on relaxed schools that nurture creativity, questioning and in-depth subject analysis - Natasa Pantovic (Kahlil Gibran, On Children) We cannot aim to prepare our children for the careers of the future. The education of the future is much more challenging, shifting further away from ‘spelling and formulas’ towards the development of cognitive thinking where children are given tools to develop their own world, when their time comes.
Arts make students smart. When children are physically active and creative, they tend to focus better and work more enthusiastically with the rest of the curriculum. Arts, sport, music and drama are often viewed as fun extra-curricular activities for children but are given less importance compared with core subjects such as English, science, or mathematics. The arts should be taken seriously as a source of inspiration, as a way of life - Nataša Pantović Nevertheless, numerous studies prove that practising arts, music and sport from an early age improves brain activity, self-confidence, and gives students an overall sense of well-being.
Students who consistently practise sport, arts, music, drama, and dance, are usually more creative and innovative and also perform better academically. Physical education programmes can influence the way children view physical fitness when they grow older, how they relate to their body and overall health. Many team sports require children to work together to achieve a common goal. Tapping the brain’s magic. With traditional educational methods – its curriculum and its focus on examinations – students quickly lose motivation and interest for science and its magic. The human brain is truly extraordinary. A healthy brain has some 200 billion neurons. The conscious mind controls our brain for only five per cent of the day, whereas the subconscious mind has control of our thoughts 95 per cent of the time.
A human being has 70,000 thoughts per day - Natasa Pantovic A human being has 70,000 thoughts per day. Somewhere within our brain we have a potential for higher mathematics, complex physics, art, and amazing richness of thoughts, feeling, and sensations. However, although we are mostly controlled by our brains, we are yet to learn how to best use its potential. In her book My Stroke of Insight, brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor, who recovered from a massive left hemisphere blood clot, talks about her experiences during the eight years it took her to completely recover. www.artof4elements.com. Shifting education goals. Education should teach children how to ask appropriate questions, how to analyse a problem, stimulate a desire to learn, and flexibility to consider different points of view. One of the biggest problems of education today is that the ‘factory model’ of teaching: the top-down approach and the rewards-and-punishments approach, limit students’ ability to contribute with their imagination and creativity.
In the Finnish educational model, active learning is taken seriously. Schoolchildren do not sit at their desks memorising - Natasa Pantovic The system needs a shift in focus: from one that teaches children a curriculum, to the one that inspires lifelong learning. Both Waldorf and Montessori learning methods establish a collaborative environment without tests, with the child’s learning and creativity at the centre of the focus. Some students who experienced such schooling went on to launch revolutionary business models. Larry Page and Sergei Brin, both ex-Montessori students, launched Google.
Nordic countries’ teaching methods reaping rewards. Unesco statistics of tertiary education enrollment by country show that while 21.5 per cent of Maltese students successfully enrol into university each year, 70 per cent of the students in Nordic countries continuing their education after secondary school. Nordic countries use techniques and tools that encourage collaboration - Nataša Pantovic Comparing the Nordic countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland) with other EU countries, the difference clearly stands out. Steering towards a knowledge society for them meant higher education became a must.
It also appears that the Nordic educational system uses methodologies and tools that ultimately encourage and inspire learning. An interesting study by Yann Algan and Pierre Cahuc examines teaching methods and their application in different countries. The results of the study are extremely insightful and show that teaching methods differ tremendously across countries. Create freedom in the learning environment. Allow your child to cook, wash dishes, and take care of plants and animals. These activities are extremely interesting for children because they can act as grown-ups. A child has a deep longing to discover that the world is based on truth. Respect that longing. In our attempt to help children grow into inspired adults, we wish them to carry the youthfulness of their souls and the wonders of childhood into their old age.
Rudolf Steiner once said: “The need for imagination, a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility – these are the three forces which are the very nerve of education.” Children learn intuitively, perceiving subtle inner relationships by observing nature. By exploring, experiencing and imitating the world of grown-ups through free play, children are given a chance to unconsciously learn and emotionally mature through their own games.
Too much of today’s learning is structured; children do not have a chance to experience learning through unobstructed observation. Conscious Parenting: Mindful Living for Parents. Conscious Parenting: Google Books Reviews. Ivana is Mgr. of Education with the Masters in Special Needs Education. She has 20 years of experience working with kids and exploring the world of conscious parenting. Message from Ivana 'Dear Parents, Future Parents, Spiritual Researchers,After many years that I've spent examining and studying children’s psychology and exploring the wonders of pedagogy some essential questions kept following me and inspiring my journey:- Is there such a thing as an ideal parent and an ideal growing environment for our children?
- What is it that our little ones need to grow into happy, independent and fulfilled human beings? - What is it that we (grown-ups) need to do so that our children stay stress-free and joyful? - How to understand the needs of these gentle and pure souls that are given to us for our guidance without suffocating their inborn happiness? Nataša Pantović Nuit has a BSc in Economics. Conscious Parenting and Kids Happiness: - Shattering The Matrix.