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How do you define beauty? Is beauty over rated in society? Is there just one type of beauty? When we talk of “inner beauty” how does that differ and is there really such a thing? How does the medias idea of beauty affect our children? Tell us your thoughts?
Plato said that the mind is a chariot pulled by two horses: Reason and Emotion. How have you used both in developing your creativity? Has one “horse” or another caused you problems in your creative endeavors? Share your thoughts using Plato’s metaphors as inspiration by clicking the comment link below…
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DEFINITION: (noun) imaginative sharing of the feelings, thoughts, or experiences of another
EXAMPLE: It’s easy for a parent to have empathy for the sorrow of another parent whose child has died.
SYNONYMS: affinity, compassion, understanding
What examples of empathy have you witnessed in yourself or others? Click the comment link to share…
According to an online brain dominance test, I am a little more right hemisphere dominate than left. Try this test yourself:
My results stated the following: Tips to activate the left cerebral hemisphere:
Bring a sense of order into your life, plan the day’s activities, do not talk about things you do not like, avoid sad music, movies, or other activities. Become physically more active by doing athletics, exercise doing math in your head, read a book, that challenges you and gets your full attention.
What would happen if I have a child that is very “left-brained” while I am very “right-brained”? Actually, this is a true statement. My daughter has dreams of becoming an accountant and loves anything mathematical. I struggle with math and being an accountant would be a nightmare to me. I put off doing my taxes to the very last minute.
It is important that we take brain dominance into account when we are parenting. Our likes and personalities will be different if our brain dominance is different. Our ways of solving problems, patience levels and tolerances will be different too. This can affect our acceptance and empathy of our child. It can create a wedge in our communication as well.
How has brain dominance affected your parenting? What did it do to you as a child with your own parents? Click the comment link to share…