Healthy functional social relationships are essential to lifelong wellness. These relationships begin in childhood. ESP models the skills necessary for lifelong functional social relationships.
The more healthy connections a child has, the more resilient he/she will be. The healthy connections of ESP help a child thrive within every aspect of society.
ESP teaches children how to graciously communicate their needs and feelings in a socially competent way.
Children are natural scientists. They love to explore with their five senses. Nature gives them numerous opportunities to problem-solve, discover, and create as they make hypotheses and experiment with different ideas. Our children are the future keepers of the earth. ESP helps parents raise children with a deep love for the planet. ESP kids will become adults that are passionate about protecting the environment and preserving our planet.
Emotional Social Parenting teaches our children to understand and regulate their emotions through our connection with them. When parents teach their children how to constructively identify, understand, and regulate their feelings/emotions, they lay the foundation for healthy communication within the developing brain, heart, and body. Emotional Social Parenting teaches our children to be strong from the inside out, setting them up for a life of successful relationships with meaning, connection, and happiness.
Self-Governance teaches our children to know themselves. It teaches them to see and accept their mistakes and limitations as a way to achieve their goals. Then use that knowledge to assess their strengths to respond to any situation in a resilient and confident manner.
ESP gives our children the ability to accurately recognize and understand how their thoughts affect the emotions, feelings, and sensations in their body. This ultimately influences their behavior and reactions to a circumstance, an event, or a person.
ESP teaches parents how to form a loving connection to their children’s minds and hearts while teaching them to feel and show empathy for themselves and others. We teach and model the emotional and social experiences that integrate their brain as they grow and develop. These brain patterns may help them approach the world with openness, resilience, empathy, and authenticity.
Damaging and dysfunctional ways of parenting are often passed down generation after generation. A cycle-breaker is a parent who consciously chooses to parent in an emotionally healthy and connected way. Cycle-breaking requires a long-term commitment for deep change.
The parenting we received may have been less than ideal. Reparenting is recognizing when our adaptive and necessary behaviors, during childhood, no longer serve us. ESP teaches parents how to recognize and understand those adaptive behaviors. Therefore, giving ourselves what we need but didn’t receive from our parents.
The future leaders of a diverse global society are today’s children. ESP provides parents with the framework and support they need to incorporate a stronger social justice perspective into their parenting; raising independent, empathic, and socially conscious children. We can raise kids who are optimistic about their future, are socially conscious, and have the skills to manifest a better vision of our world.
From a neuroscience perspective, as a parent (by blood or by choice) you have an opportunity to intentionally and consciously provide the experiences that wire your child’s brain for success in all areas of their life. The definition of a parent has expanded to include some of the following family structures: