Sky was 9 years old. She was like Oreo the penguin. Sky enjoyed dancing and playing her violin. She also liked being on her own. She enjoyed studying and discovering more about her interests.
Sky’s mother and father were concerned. Her father was like Lee the Flea and her mother (dare I say it) like a Gorilla!
‘Sky, go and play sport with your friends!’ Dad said.
‘Yes! You need to have more fun and be with people!’ Mum agreed.
‘We want the best for you!’ They said.
And they did. They genuinely wanted the best for Sky. The problem is that Sky didn’t want to go and play sports or be with friends. Instead she felt misunderstood.
Are we, as adults, trying to put our own behavioral styles onto our children?
If we are, then we are frustrating both our children and ourselves.
But what if we looked through our GOLDEN GOGGLES?
We’d see our children, like the four animal behavior types, are different.
Each carries a different quality and a different need.
This has great benefits:
- GOLD helps you understand yourself. This has huge self-esteem and happiness value.
- GOLD helps you understand others, bringing acceptance and harmony.
- GOLD increases your communication skills, making you a better parent and teacher.
- GOLD attracts people to you. When a child feels understood they feel loved.
- GOLD improves behavior. There will be more harmony in the home and classroom as everyone feels understood and their needs are met.
- GOLD brings better educational results (individual development). By embracing everyone’s strengths there will be greater productivity individually, as a family and as a school.
- GOLD is fun, simple and easy to understand.
Sky’s parents didn’t deliberately set out to hurt Sky, but through miscommunication and misunderstanding they did!
And what if we could improve our communication?
We would have happier children, happier teachers, happier homes and happier schools!
And that means better emotional, behavioral and educational results.
So why is GOLD different? The answer is, it’s not! The concept of different behavioral types has been around for hundreds of years. Hippocrates described four humors, Aristotle four elements, Carl Jung four functions, Edwards Spranger four attitudes, Erich Fromm four orientations and William Marston four styles when he created DISC.
However, what is different is GOLD’s simplicity genius. GOLD is fun and easy for children, parents and teachers to use.