Being able to reflect on past events is an important part of how we all learn and grow. When I was training to become a Speech and Language Therapist, there was a huge emphasis on becoming a reflective practitioner. I didn’t appreciate its importance at the time. Being able to talk about what had gone well and what could be improved didn’t feel nearly as important as the nuts and bolts of What To Do with the child sitting across from me in the therapy room.
But, over the years, I’ve become increasingly appreciative of reflective practice. Regardless of whether a therapy session goes well, there’s always lessons to be learned for next time. I’ll never stop learning!
Reflecting on past experiences isn’t just a postgrad training skill. It’s a valuable habit that we can help children develop from an early age. In this video, I share with you my all-time favourite way to help children reflect on their own experiences and become more resilient when things don’t turn out as expected.
Two stars and a wish is a child-friendly framework that can apply to so many things. Where could you introduce this idea in your own daily life?
If you like this idea, check out this daily routine that builds positive communication and resilience in your child.