I’ve got twin boys who are about to turn two years old. For the most part, I have no idea what I’m doing as a parent. That’s why I turn to books like Hunt, Gather, Parent by Michaeleen Doucleff to help me establish some principles to guide my parenting efforts.
What I appreciate about that book in particular is how it gets away from the shockingly new approaches to parenting found in the United States and looks instead at what ancient cultures can teach us.
In the video above I share some of the highlights from the first section of the book that explores how to raise helpful kids, with stories and insights from a Maya community in the Yucatán Peninsula.
Lots of good ideas there, now it’s a matter of putting them into practice.
As I mention toward the end of that video, I’m now offering my video creation skills as a service, which you can learn more about here: Hand-Sketched Videos.
And as always, if you’d like to develop your own sketchnoting skills, come check out all of the resources you’ll find inside of Verbal to Visual.
Good luck to all of you parents of there.