But why? Why are we delivering content this way?
Here are the 3 primary beliefs at Relationship Inspired:
1) Development is always about better relationships.
Our perspective on learning and development has been profoundly influenced by the work of Dr. Gordon Neufeld. His book, Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers, has become our textbook on child development. Dr. Neufeld displays the panorama of factors that most influence human development. Of all the influencing factors, he reveals the decisive factor being strong, healthy, attachment relationships. Whether it is children at their youngest and most vulnerable, or adults who are still maturing, the critical factor is always relationships. We believe development is always about better relationships.
2) Everyone has potential to grow.
Not the potential to grow. We're not into forcing growth, by exploiting potential.
Not some potential to grow. We don't have a limited view of personal potential.
Everyone has potential. We look at potential as something everyone already has. It's who you are. We're just discovering it together!
I used to have a negative view on potential. I guess I heard, too many times, comments like, "That boy could have potential." Every comment that referred to potential seemed to focus on something I didn't have. Potential was something I was supposed to reach for. I never had a feeling, deep inside, that I would ever get there.
Ridiculous! Potential isn't something you're reaching for. It's something you already have. It's you! And you are growing!
Our formative influence on understanding potential is Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. Sir Robinson is an international adviser on education and learning. His perspectives on creativity, imagination, and personal development put an enduring emphasis on discovery. We believe that everyone has potential to grow, and we are passionate about discovering it.
3) Better relationships grow more potential.
Our third and final, foundational belief simply integrates the first two!
Just like the empowering internet sensation IFTTT ("if this then that"), we produce world class learning with one simple recipe:
If (the best context for development is)
then (relationship based learning will naturally grow)
Therefore, even before we are trauma informed, complex needs focused, culturally competent, and socially inclusive... we always begin at relationship based. We believe that cultivating better relationships will always result in growing more potential!
So, let's grow a world of inspiring relationships!
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