Dining Room: Safekeeper Ritual
How to Use a Safekeeper Ritual in the Dining Room
The brain functions optimally when a person feels safe. In Conscious Discipline, the most basic job description for a parent is “My job is to keep you safe.” The children’s job is “To help keep it safe.”
Safekeeper Rituals look different in different homes, and you’ll want to devise one that works for you. One of the most common Safekeeper rituals involves each family member selecting or creating an item that represents themselves (a cutout, a photo glued to a popsicle stick, a small toy, etc.). Each morning, family members commit to their Safekeeper job description by putting their item in a decorated Safekeeper box. Keep the Safekeeper box in a central location like the kitchen or the dining room.
Photo Examples: Safekeeper Ritual in the Dining Room