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How to Find your Favorite Sense
How to Find your Favorite Sense... Here’s a way to find out your favorite sense. (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic) Which of the following responses would you be the most likely to use? 1. In response to the question, “How was your day?” a. Today was a good day. b. Our project  looked  more complicated today. c. The sound of people disagreeing kept interrupting me. d. I think I’m in the wrong job 2. What was the most important event...
10 Questions to Discover How Your Child Learns Best
10 Questions to Discover How Your Child Learns Bes... These questions are not definitive, only indicative. We all seem to have one sense that we prefer to learn new things. This favorite sense shows up early for most children. This favorite sense is the one that is most often used to learn new things. However, we use a second sense now and then to acquire new information so we are not one-dimensional. However, recognizing your child’s favorite sense whether seeing,...
The Right Time to Potty Train
The Right Time to Potty Train... Fortunately, or unfortunately, I had six children in eight years, and was so busy that I waited until one brought me a dry diaper, and said, in a polite, complete sentence, “Would you please change my diaper?  I’m wet.” Most people want to begin this process sooner than that.  With my second husband, we adopted a daughter, and our Polynesian nanny, Sanni, taught me some strategies I had never considered...
Four Words to Open Up Positive Communication during an Argumen
Four Words to Open Up Positive Communication durin... And those words are: “I may be wrong.” … After the three physiological needs of food, shelter and sex are covered, I think the next human need is to be right, and for others to view our position as right.  Winning an argument is just another way to prove that we are right. One day I noticed what a strong need this was for me, so the next day I began ending all my opinions with “I may be wrong...
12 Strategies for when “U-Communicate”
12 Strategies for when “U-Communicate”... U: Use words from the language of the Perceptual Preference of your partner C: Curiosity, not judgment, especially if you lose rapport O: Oxygen feeds the brain. If you lose rapport,breathe M: Match patterns of your partner, especially eye movements that are gathering data M: MY+OUR U: Universal Truism: Win-Lose turns into Lose-Lose over time N: New spy-glass for the brain: VAK (recognizing the other’s favorite...