We use labels all the time as a quick shorthand to frame and focus our ideas. But how helpful are labels when it comes to identifying ourselves, our homeschools, and our kids? And how can looking past those labels and listening with all of our senses make a huge difference in our relationships? Join Gina and Christyn as they dive into these homeschool themes and talk about how they use labels and multi-sensory listening.
1:35 Gina and Christyn give updates on their 2021 word/phrase
3:57 Labels help us frame and focus ideas
4:40 Labels can be helpful in communicating as long as we’re clear what the labels mean
4:55 Why do we label ourselves? How is it helpful?
What does labeling myself as a home educator mean?
Is it okay for us to label our kids?
How can the idea of labels help me communicate with others more clearly?
5:30 Christyn discusses why she labels herself: as a form of self-expression and a way to identify the parts that make up the whole
6:49 Gina identifies herself with a mix of labels that tell who she is and what she does career-wise
7:47 Labels can be helpful in interacting with other people, but just as a starting point, as a quick dip into communication
8:55 Christyn uses the example of Loki as someone who is known by one label, but who is so much more
9:55 Gina discusses the labels of Wyatt’s skating coach and how she identifies which is most important to her, how it helps prioritize information
11:30 Discuss what it means to choose home educator as a label
16:05 Be careful how we label kids: our words matter. Don’t limit them, don’t put your kids in a box
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20:01 Let your kids label themselves and grow! The way the label themselves helps us as parents see who they are
22:25 Listening is a form of communication; labels can play a part, but it’s a lot more
23:15 Differences between hearing and listening
24:30 Christyn talks about “listening to leftovers”
25:55 Listening with all your senses opens up a lot of possibilities for communicating with your kids