This is a three-part programme that provides a more effective and efficient approach that is in-built into people's lives from childhood. The programme is designed to enable the nurture of the natural capacities in children and laying of a strong foundation for financial success; so as to prevent the development of the 'silent killers' that lead to health, behaviour, achievement and relationships related problems in our children. Part 1 is the 'Child centred' component. Part 2 is the 'helpers' centred component. Part 3 provides practical considerations to nurture the natural capacities in children in the home and in school.
To ensure that these measures are in-built into children's lives from infancy, this programme brings together key players in the lives of children and young people. We refer to these key players as the 'Helpers'. This is anyone who looks after, works with or interacts with children and young people in any given moment, such as prospective parents, parents nannies and child minders, social services, teachers, youth workers, learning support assistant, nurses, and policy makers, to mention just a few.
Part 2 of the programme has also been tailored to be available to other adult members of the public who would like to take control of their own emotional, mental and psychological health and well-being, or reduce their stress levels, so as to improve not only their health and well-being, but also performance and relationships.
This programme enables us to raise children who are more resilient, emotionally and mentally secure, creative and compassionate. Children who are financially wise- who have power over money and wealth, instead of being overwhelmed by it, or the 'lack' of it; and who have a sense of personal, family and social responsibility and entrepreneurial spirit, among others. The programme serves to immunise children from external conditioning such as T.V, media and peers.
It provides simple action steps that the ' helpers' can take to nurture the natural capacities in young children and to prepare them mentally, emotionally and physically for school and for the real world of jobs, money, decision-making, and good relationships.
In Part 1 you explore the natural intelligence or natural knowing of children and their capacity for emotional, mental and psychological health and well-being; resiliency, compassion, creativity, self-esteem, self-motivation and aptitude to learn and giftedness. And their in-built warning signs for emotional, mental, and physical distress. These natural attributes are the cornerstone of our values, health and well-being; learning, creating, achieving and relating.
This session enables the 'helpers' to appreciate the degree to which their own emotional, mental and psychological health and well-being is paramount in encouraging these natural capacities in children to bloom or wither. How the helpers negative states, thoughts, perceptions and beliefs such as stress, anger, worry, judgment, blame, labeling, name-calling and their perceptions of the children and young people can have a negative impact on themselves and on the children.
Besides triggering biological and chemical substances in their body that can affect their health and well-being, can also lead to children developing 'the silent killers' in our society; ranging from organic disorders during pregnancy, that can affect their thought process and health; insecure or negative feelings, beliefs and self-destructive or counterproductive thinking and perceptions; all of which can affect children's health, growth, development, achievement and relating.
This part of the programme is designed to enhance the health and well-being of the helper. It provides simple Action Steps to consciously and consistently access your natural intelligence health and well-being.
You learn to read and interpret your body's warning signals, identify your own stressors and recognise how you continually override your own natural control mechanisms for good health, creativity and achieving. The programme enables you to take appropriate action to restore your own health and well-being, as well as experiencing more of your creativity. Hence you are better equipped to help and support yourself and the children you care for or work with as well as other members of the family.
You also gain an understanding of what is really going on behind bad feelings or 'bad' behaviour within yourself and other people, leading to greater understanding, compassion and peace of mind. It enables you to let go of personal baggage that you might have held, and to learn to ride moods that can go up and down.
People experience positive change in their lives in terms of reduced stress, internal strength, internal peace, good feelings and good quality thinking, health and well-being. They begin to access their own feelings of love, compassion and understanding that exist irrespective of their external environment. Their own and other people's negative thoughts, actions, and behaviour cease to have a very strong grip on them.
Stress, fear, anger, worry, blaming, depression, aggression, prejudice, criminal acting out and drug use among others diminish thereby freeing your mind, and energy; and enabling you to provide an appropriate environment for the children.
The programme helps you to handle even the most difficult situation with understanding and compassion. Whether it is a case of bereavement, or illness, including organic disorder: physical, mental, or neurological, people are able to handle them with love and compassion, without taking on unnecessary stress themselves. Participants are able to enjoy their children and bring out the best in them.
Learning is a natural process that begins from birth. In this part you explore practical considerations to nurture the natural capacities in children in the home and in school. This part is designed to enable the striking of the balance between nurturing the natural capacities in children- their core values, and training the intellect; from home through school.
Topics in this part include:
Pre-School nurture. By the time children go to school, they have learnt so much…
In this session you discuss practical steps to nurture; including how you can assist the child to remain grounded in their core values, from infancy.
The guiding process. How you can interact with, guide, teach, or relate to children and young people without destroying their natural capacities and genius.
When the child starts running into difficulties. Here you discuss how you can work with the children, in a respectful way, to set limits and discipline, where 'things are getting out of hand' with the child or young person.
Preparing a child for school. You explore how you can prepare your child for school and for the changes that occur early and later in life. Answering the question, how do you help the children to bring out their natural potential?
Schools. You discuss how school constitutes a continuation of the children's learning process, rather than the beginning, and the consideration of issues such as, 'does the education system recognise and cater for your child's unique talents? You explore the need for schools to find the balance between nurturing the natural capacities in children and training the intellect.
Where the child does not like school. And finally, you look at a situation where the child does not like school or is having difficulty learning in school, how you can continue to guide them through this very difficult part of their life. How do you help them turn their 'failure' into success?
Overall, this programme also enables the helpers to assist the children to lay down a strong foundation for financial freedom. This is because money is an idea, and the child or young person's own ideas/perceptions of themselves is an important determinant of how they operate in their lives, including their relationship with money. As Robert Kiyosaki observes,
'It is the parents who can most influence a child's perception on life. The most important thing a parent can do is to influence a child's perception about money'.
Robert Kiyosaki, Author
BBf sees that financial literacy should be incorporated in our everyday life, and not taught just as a one-off subject. You can progress the financial education foundation laid in this section in our 'Financial Education for Helpers programme'- Read more....
Cost: Individual and group rates apply. Tea, coffee and biscuits included.