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Daddy makes a Video!

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Well, you all know how important RDI is to me, and Sandy (my husband) feels the same way!  BUT, he has a hard time making the video clips…he has a hard time “framing” an activity.  RDI takes a fair amount of planning every week for both parents.  So, I say all that to say…there is a scarcity of video clips with my husband and Sam.  I make 2 to 3 to his every one.  Jennifer Perry (RDI Consultant Extraordinaire)  asked him to produce a clip for her for the “DO NOTHING” assignment (since has really has “done nothing” on video…hahaha!)

I do not mean to insult my husband, but I do want to point out 2 things.  #1.  RDI is best when both parents participate–the child’s progress is faster with a unified front.  #2.  Consistent weekly participation is hard!  Planning is hard!  Especially if you work and /or have other children with other activities.

I knew Jennifer P. really needed that video, and I also knew that she wasn’t going to get it.  So, I went to the store, bought some yummy steak and other manly things, chopped, and set out 2 sets of ingredients, two knives, spoons and cutting boards, etc and …well, framed the whole activity.  Then, engaged the other children and set out the camera with a charged battery and empty card!  When Sandy came home from work, I just sat back and read a magazine while the boys cooked dinner!  How bad was that?  :-) !!!

The video was great!  Everything went smoothly and Sandy really did a great job of slowing down his pace and letting Sam have several great MPUs (Moments of Productive Uncertainty).  Jennifer P. Was happy and praised Sandy for his wonderful efforts..hahaha!  He does have a hard time of slowing down, though.  You know how it is…life sometimes gets about the end result..getting to the TOP of the mountain in the MOST efficient way.  RDI has shown us that we need to “slow down” our pace and let Sam’s mind catch up and “figure it out” and get some…Dynamic thinking!!!

DYNAMIC THINKING is what it is all about!

Yours,

Dr. J