For the final discussion post, you will watch the following video and read the t
For the final discussion post, you will watch the following video and read the two articles listed below: Watch presentation by psychologist and parenting expert Dr. Shefali Tsabary (Links to an external site.) If you would like to learn more about Conscious Parenting the following are recommended (not required) reading: "The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves Empowering Our Children" and "The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting" Read Articles Below: (Links to an external site.) Ethan's Advice to Parents (Links to an external site.) Interconnectedness Between Parent and Child...Mindfulness Approach to Parenting The Mindful Approach to Parenting can be empowering to the parent and child. This approach requires self-reflection of how our own life experiences can inform parenting practices, understanding the temperament and needs of the child, ability to adapt along with the evolving needs of the child, etc. While by nature the parent is the primary teacher, over time this relationship can evolve and the child may have the opportunity to serve as a teacher as well! Many if not all of us in this class have testimonies of how our relationships with our parents/caregivers evolved, especially once we become teenagers and adults. One of the best predictors of having a healthy relationship across the lifespan is healthy and supportive communication within our families. Mindful communication practices promote resiliency within families. One of the most important aspects of life we inadvertently learn from our parents and is passed down in families pertain to our daily dietary habits/preferences. During the pandemic many slowed down hectic routines and had time to contemplate their lives and well being, especially development of practices to support healthy habits for self and the planet. For example and according to GlobalData we have witnessed a 600% increase in plant-based diet in the last five years. This trend is evident across all age groups and sociocultural backgrounds, with the most representation being from children, teenagers and young adults. For the final discussion post you will review the video above and article links related to the role of familial patterns and influence one's daily life, especially diet. 1.) According to the video with Dr. Tsabary, how do family patterns influence the manner in which we approach parenting? Be sure to cite specific example(s) from your review of course material. 2.) According to the two articles how would you (as a parent, family member, or in another important role) communicate with a child/teen who makes the decision to maintain a plant-based diet or identify as Vegan (whether or whether not you are)? How would you support your child/teen if she/he is being teased or bullied by others from making different lifestyle choices? (Links to an external site.)3.) Would you: a.) require the child to eat what you eat and what is only available in your home, b.) be aware of how your own parents played a role in your choices, c.) be receptive to alternatives to support a loved one's choices, and/or d.) adapt and learn a new way of living through the eyes of your child? Provide an explanation of how one's parenting style (authoritarian, authoritative, neglectful, etc.) would play a role in how this growing topic in the practice of parenting may be approached.

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