Thursday, January 10, 2013

STU -studying the basics of our family culture

S is for
  • Speak with respect
  • Simple meals Saturdays and Sundays
  • Simple staples sustain life best
  • Stack the silverware
  • Showing up matters
  • Show up for what matters
  • Stand like a hero
  • Stand like you own your mountain
  • Sing a song
  • Salt-water soaks
  • Secret signs & silent signals for support
  • Scrub with salt or soda
  • Sweet talk

T is for
  • Trust your gut, intuitions, inner knowing
  • Trust your children's gut reactions
  • Trust them to do it themselves(even if they're going to fail first)
  • Tell the person themselves (as much as possible) -- for good or ill
  • Tell them the story over and over of who they can be, what these hands will do someday, how they matter to you, how they will triumph in the end
  • Talking takes time - everything takes Time - Take the Time
  • "Tyger, Tyger, burning bright"
  • "Traveller, traveller all around the world"
  • Taco Salad
  • Try again
  • Trust the process
  • Take turns - use the timer to keep turns even
  • To finish a task, just start - Give a task twenty minutes on the timer - Try to beat the timer

U is for
  • Understanding is as important as being understood 
  • for Use and not for show ("My life is not for spectacle") 
  • Until the last child is in bed 
  • Use it or lose it 
  • Use bleach (though it has its dangers) 
  • Unreligiously follow a regimen of unadulterated, unboxed and unprocessed

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