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Sa’nikòn:rakon Tisa’nikonhratihénthos – Intrinsic Motivation

Onwá:ri Gordon teierihwathè:tha “Sa’nikòn:rakon Tisa’nikonhratihénthos.” Oh ní:ioht ne ka’nisténhsera ahonwatiié:nawa’se ronwatiio’okòn:’a sénha ronónha aontahoti’nikonhratihéntho?

Mary Gordon explains “intrinsic motivation”. How are children motivated? How can parents help their children to become more self-motivated?

Atehrharatsténhsera – Expectations

Onwá:ri Gordon ronwatiienawà:se ne ronwatiio’okòn:’a ken’niahatí:iere tsi nahò:ten rónnehre ne ronónha raotirihwá:ke tanon ne ronwatiio’okòn:’a raotirihwá:ke.

Mary Gordon helps parents manage expectations for themselves and for their children. Captioned for speakers of Mohawk.

Iontshwa’táhkhwa – Play

Onwá:ri Gordon teierihwathè:tha ne rontatewenní:io rontshwà:tha ne ratiksa’okòn:’a tánon tsi ní:ioht tsi rontshwà:tha rotiia’takéhnhas ne ratiksa’okòn:’a ahonnehià:ron iorihowá:nen tsi nahò:ten ahatiweientéhta’ne.

Mary Gordon describes free play in childhood, and how play helps children develop important skills. Captioned for speakers of Mohawk.

Í:iah árok – “Not Yet”

Onwá:ri Gordon ronwati’nikonhraientahtén:Nis tsi ní:ioht ne ratiksa’okòn:’a ronatehiahrónkie. Tsi nikahá:wi thí:ken ronatehiahrónkie tsionkwè:tak ne kaksà:ta aoná:wen.

Mary Gordon explains childhood development. The timing of that development is unique to every child. – Captioned for speakers of Mohawk

Aiakó:ta’we – Sleep

Onwá:ri Gordon ietharáhkhwa tsi niiorihowá:nen ne aiakó:ta’we

Mary Gordon discusses the importance of sleep

Watenro’seronniánion – Friendship

Ón:wari Gordon iakotharáhkwen tsi niiorihowá:nen ne ahonatero’seraién:take ne ratiksa’okòn:’a tánon oh ní:ioht ne ronwatiio’okòn:’a tahonwatihshwanéta ne ratiksa’okòn:’a tsi ní:ioht tsi enhontero’seronniánion tsi nikarì:wes kahnhratarí:nes.

Mary Gordon talks about the importance of friends in children’s lives and how parents can support their children as they navigate friendships during this pandemic.

School Anxiety

As children begin to return to school, Mary provides guidance for parents on talking to children about anxiety and fear.

Talking to your child about racism
COVID-19 and the BLM movement make conversations with your children about this historic time essential. Mary offers parents support as they help children understand the world and lets them know there are ways through this tumultuous time – especially together.
Sharing Our Vulnerability

Parents are struggling during COVID-19. Mary Gordon has a message about sharing that with your children. Children know you’re feeling stressed – they’re feeling it too. Sometimes, admitting it gives them an opportunity to express their feelings too.

Parents as teachers

Mary Gordon offers some thoughts and comfort to parents who find themselves in the new role of “teacher.” As she says, your role as teacher isn’t that new. You were your child’s first teacher – and you always will be.

Reducing fears in the face of COVID-19

Mary Gordon sends a message to all parents, all caregivers, all of us who care for children on how to ease children’s anxieties as they watch and listen to how adults react to the coronavirus pandemic.