We all want our kids to grow up happy and healthy. When they are young, we provide them with everything they need: safety, nourishment, and love. As they grow up, they begin to form their own opinions and want to make decisions for themselves. We provide them with our insight to guide them in their decision making, but often they don’t truly understand ‘the why’. We all know that telling them what to do is not as effective as them wanting to do it themselves. But this requires understanding.
The Five Elements Model provides a framework which our kids can use to not only understand themselves and others, but to create an appreciation for all types of people, which is necessary to develop empathy.
It shows them the nature of all the Elements, their strengths and their challenges, and how another person’s strengthens and challenges can be very different than theirs. It also shows them the common challenges that manifest between the different Elements. This is the framework Tournesol Kids Coaches use to support kids using cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and communication tools.
The Five Elements Model also provides insight into how the body is functioning, or dysfunctioning, which practitioners of Chinese medicine use to clinically diagnose and treat kids. When they understand themselves through this model, it provides them with a base to be their own health advocate.
In this program, I create a safe environment with a set group of kids, and guide them through the Five Elements framework. Your child will explore: