THE CHOICE-FULL FAMILY PROJECT
CHOICE-FULLNESS is the Awareness, Ability and Control necessary to make wise, thoughtful, self-directed choices – choices that empower us and advance the lives of those around us.
- WHY DO YOU CALL THIS THE CHOICE-FULL FAMILY PROJECT?
We call it the CHOICE-FULL FAMILY PROJECT because we believe it is essential for parents and other family members to become partners in their children’s CHOICE-FULL development – both by contributing their positive insights and experience and by utilizing the new tools and strategies we provide in the podcasts.
- WHY IS DEVELOPING CHOICE-FULLNESS MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER BEFORE?
We now live in a world in which the combined forces of tech, media and consumerism shape and influence everything our children think, feel and do. Never before have our children had so many choices (products, programs, social media), yet been left so Choice-LESS by the choices they are “trained” to make.
- WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY CHOICE-LESS?
With every piece of distorted information our children see – with every app that tracks, targets and manipulates their behavior – with every company that turns to hidden psychological persuasion to sell them products…our children are being robbed of the opportunity to develop the Awareness, Ability and Control they need to reach their full potential. Like a muscle that weakens due to lack of exercise, this repeated “training” weakens their power to make wise, self-directed choices – diminishing their potential for REAL happiness, success, and fulfillment. We think of this as becoming Choice-LESS.
- WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT AND PREPARE MY CHILDREN FOR THE FUTURE?
You can help them become CHOICE-FULL. Becoming CHOICE-FULL is a step-by-step process…one that enriches our lives from the moment we begin. It starts by understanding that while tech, media and consumerism provide many benefits, the NOISE they produce is both damaging and disempowering to our children’s physical, emotional and intellectual development. To protect our children and prepare them for the future, we need new tools designed specifically for the Age of Noise. That’s what our podcasts are all about.
We’ve created these podcasts to be a valuable resource for you and your family. We suggest you listen to them in order, since each of them is designed to build upon the preceding podcasts.
The first podcasts lay the foundation for CHOICE-FULLNESS by focusing on topics such the Cycle of Noise and Time Design. We then move on to providing tools, strategies and solutions – including a unique and powerful approach called INNERTAINMENT (based on Dr. Reiher’s 40 years of work in the media and entertainment industries). Using entertainment insights, the INNERTAINMENT METHOD will provide parents with an engaging and enjoyable way to enhance parent/child communication and empower the development of Awareness, Ability and Control (the three critical components of Choice-Fullness).
Our podcasts will also feature a number of special guests, ranging from parents to parenting experts. Podcast topics will include critical thinking, resilience, attention, relationships, motivation, stress, anxiety, bullying, self-control, communication, obesity…and more.
Every week we search the web for the latest information that parents need to know to stay up-to-date – and then post links to this information on our NOISE WATCH page.
We believe it’s time to create a more CHOICE-FULL world – for both our children and ourselves. If you feel the same way, we invite you to join us in this CHOICE-FULL FAMILY PROJECT.
- If you enjoy our podcasts and think they are of benefit to your family, we hope you’ll tell your friends.
- If you’re a member of an organization or group that shares our belief in the power of CHOICE-FULLNESS, we’d love to hear from you: info@LiveAboveTheNoise.com
Thank you – and LIVE ABOVE THE NOISE.
Rob and Wayne