October 2017

Restorative Practices for Families

25 Oct 2017, Posted by alanacherneck_0 in Uncategorized

Last week, I shared how our family uses a Talking Stick as a communication tool within our family’s sharing circle. I am so excited to share with you, guest blogger Courtney Harris, who walks us through the importance of this restorative practice. In this post, Courtney shares a bit about the benefits of using a sharing circle within the family, and a practical “how-to” approach for families wanting to implement the idea, in order to deepen communication and trust with one another. Courtney is a WEALTH of knowledge, and I encourage you to join her private Facebook Group for insights and advice on deepening connections with your kids. Welcome Courtney! (more…)

Talking Sticks + Sharing Circles

11 Oct 2017, Posted by alanacherneck_0 in Uncategorized

Does your family have meetings

When I was a teacher, we began every Monday morning with a class meeting.

The format was a Sharing Circle. 

Each child had the opportunity to share their voice in the circle, without interruption, anything that was on their mind.

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Muffin Tin Mandalas

03 Oct 2017, Posted by alanacherneck_0 in Uncategorized

Fall is here! We love it!

Yesterday, I took the girls for a Fall Walk.

We carried a muffin tin, in order to collect {and sort} our fall treasures.  {I set this up as one of our #afterschoolinvitations – more on this idea in another post!}

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