Monthly Archives: January 2015

Thinking Ball

Thinking Ball by Cat Wilson
Thinking Ball by Cat Wilson

Thinking Ball by Cat Wilson

Thinking spots are special. Chairs, rooms, corners, or special trees can offer a thinking spot.

In a big house there are many places to sit and ponder. Yet, the kids who haven’t got their own room or house or tree need to find another location for going into their mind. Children have wonderful imaginations and they use them all the time. Thinking is a big part of the world for kids.

Where Do Kids Go to Think?

My cousin and I used to climb trees to think and read books. My children could be found on their beds, under the beds, sitting in the bathtub, and other interesting places.

Be curious and interested. Ask your kids about their own magical and special thinking places. Children have wonderful imaginations, and you share their world by joining them in a thought. It makes them feel valued and appreciated that you care.

Here are some places kids think:

  • Sitting on a ball
  • In the closet with the door closed
  • Under the table covered with blankets
  • While laying on the dog

Sit with the youth in your life, and ask your kids if you can help them find a peaceful place to think.  It may be that what they want to do is draw, write, read a book, or just get away.  Let us know about the “thinking ball” in your children’s magical world.

Upcoming Pediatric Coach Magic Workshop

Cat and Becca are holding an experiential Pediatric Coach Magic in Portland, Oregon. It’s a one day opportunity for you to discover some new avenues of working and communicating with kids through coaching.  The manual is a wonderful book with colorful pictures of Cat and Becca coaching youth.

  • Workshop
  • Online Video Resources
  • Audios
  • Light gluten-free refreshments.

Tuition:  $145

CEU’s are provided for teachers, counselors, coaches, and more.

Contact Cat at 503-525-0595 to sign up.
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Go to  online registration page.

Registration

Dates:  Contact Cat Wilson of Apositiva at 503-525-0595

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Apositiva Center, 037 SW Hamilton Street, #1, Portland, OR 97239

 ONE MORE THING …

Special Dyslexia Report

Think about all the learning challenges that youth encounter … you might even want to know more about how you can help your kids. Cat Wilson offers her special study on Dyslexia to participants who attend Pediatric Coach Magic. Sign up and she will give you a “magic link” to receive your free copy of Dyslexia.

 

Dreams and Goals

Pediatric Coach Magic by. Cat Wilson
Pediatric Coach Magic by. Cat Wilson

Pediatric Coach Magic by. Cat Wilson

In what way can you make life better for kids? Hi, this is Becca and Cat. We were  just pondering this question. Imagine making life better for a child with their dreams and goals.

Depending upon their age, and interests there are different things that make a child’s life better. Younger children like to hear stories about animals and people around them. These are the people that they look up to as heroes. Older children and youth enjoy stories that really happen to people that they know and also look up to.

But I don’t know if these things make their lives better. What makes the lives of children better, I think, is making sure they are heard, and that their needs are met.

Listening to your stories is helpful, but also “you” listening to their stories helps make a child’s life more meaningful. It helps them understand what their life is about and their dreams and goals.

Dreams and Goals
Children are individuals creating themselves. You were a child once. What were some of your dreams as a child? What were some of your goals? Did anyone hear you?

Learn More About Rapport with Children

Pediatric Coach Magic has an online video, book, and experiential workshop.  We experiment with words, ideas, puppets, and fun!  The next Workshop will be held at Apositiva from  9:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, 2015.  Attendees who sign up by January 15, 2015 will receive a FREE Pediatric Coach Magic gift.

Sign up now by calling Becca at 503-560-4774.