Welcome to Sips of Sanity for the month of August. We are excited to bring to you five episodes that focus all of our attention on the multiple ways our services can benefit children. Hold tight if you don’t have any young-ins still roaming around the nest – these episodes are for parents, extended family, pseudo aunts and uncles, teachers and generally all adults that might have a run-in with a child at some point this week! This month is a particularly important month as we are focusing on the basic rights of children and they are:
To be Heard
To be Seen
To be Validated
To be Safe
To be Loved
To be Helped
To be Protected
All broken adults are children who have had their rights violated and our intention with these episodes are to educate adults about how to better care for and attend to the needs of all children. To clearly articulate your role and to supply you with tools that allow you to facilitate these basic rights more effortlessly.
Episode two illustrates a variety of situations where children are not able to verbally communicate for themselves. It could mean that the individual has been non-verbal since birth or it could be that when a certain event occurred, the individual did not have the capacity to communicate yet (especially even after the fact if the formulation of conscious memory is not developed). Regardless, you will hear how family and caregivers can appreciate hearing someone give voice to their loved one, to affirm connections and validate needs.
We hope this month’s episodes spark wonderful new conversations around the dinner table with you, your partner, your friends and perhaps even your colleagues. We all have a huge responsibility to the children of this world and to provide these rights to the child within our own selves.
If you have questions or comments about today’s episode you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy and stay tuned for tomorrow’s episode on the ways being a Medium can benefit children (and yourselves).