We should care about our children.

We say that we care about our children.

I live in Nova Scotia and on Monday, my children will not be attending school as a labour dispute between teachers and the province escalates. I am observing the reactions from the perspective of my lessons in Logosynthesis and I am going to offer a few words in an attempt to broaden the conversation.  The common theme on social media is ‘If you care about our children you would …’.

Our reactions can interfere with caring.

Yes, we should all care about our children! But our reactions are not always beneficial to the solution. Labour negotiations with a union are not altruistic for the benefit of our children. There is significant money at stake, which I recognize I am not in a position to fully understand. Are teachers overwhelmed by what they are being asked to do? I believe they are, just like myself and most other people I know who work for large organizations who push work down without a true understanding or appreciation of how it affects everyone. As parents, are we putting too much pressure on the system with our demands and expectations? Also, as a government, is the role and mandate of government clear and consistent in all decision making?

Unfortunately, things are not as they should be and we react. When we hold strong beliefs, we react with passion. As teachers, as parents, and as elected government officials, we all have the desire to make things better for our children. However we all come from different experiences which influence what we believe needs to be done. I have come to realize that I cannot fix things when I am clouded by reactions. I have become aware of these reactions and work to create a space where I can bring more creative energy.  As a parent and a taxpayer, I ask that both sides consider what is beneficial for our children in the long run.

Logosynthesis offers a coaching model to become more aware of our own reactions. And we can identify and resolve the underlying stress triggers that act as energetic barriers. This way we can find more creatieve solutions. And yes then, we can focus on what really matters, our children!

Get started using Logosynthesis to not let things bother you.

Check out these resources to get you started. You can also watch the guided video below to experience what can shift. Firstly, grab a glass of water and find a quiet, uninterrupted place. Allow at least 30 minutes so that you are not rushed. And then, simply follow my guidance on the video. Energy shifts can feel subtle or intense, so take some time to notice what shifts over the next few days and weeks. Enjoy!