Parent Coach: Teaching Kids & Parents How Self-Awareness Can Improve Relationships

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Honolulu (KHON2) – Parent Coach Karen Gibson shares tips on Teaching Kids & Parents How Self-Awareness Can Improve Relationships.

“The Johari Window is a psychological tool that helps people better understand their own personality and how they relate to others,” explains Parent Coach Karen Gibson. “The 4 quadrants are: Open Space, Blind Spot, Hidden Area and and Unknown Area.”

Open Self: Traits known to you AND Known to others.

Blind Self: Traits unknown to yourself BUT Known to others. 

Hidden Self: Traits known to yourself BUT Unknown to others. 

Unknown Self: Traits unknown to yourself  AND Unknown to others.

To teach the Johari Window, ask your child:

How do they feel others see them? Maybe they feel that others see them as shy.

After asking how a friend sees them, they may discover that they had no idea their friends saw them in a certain way.  There are some traits they may hide from others because they want to keep these traits a secret.  These self-reflection questions provide insight and families might start to understand their sibling personality traits better which will impact the way they communicate with each other.

Gibson adds, “Self-awareness helps children to be reflective and think about their actions and behavior, as well as to step back and consider what others in their environment are experiencing. Self-awareness helps children learn from their mistakes, accept criticism better, and listen to and understand the feelings of others.”

Families can access the Johari Window Assessment online.

Website: https://kevan.org/johari 

The Parent Coach invites everyone to take the assessment and ask their friends and family to choose 5 or 6 adjectives that describes them.  Seeing the overlap and differences will provide insight on how they handle certain situations as well as learn how to avoid personality clashes.

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