What is KitCo Families?

We have prepared this explanatory video with examples of the games so that you can understand what KitCo Familias consists of and all the potential that it allows you to develop according to the current stage and moment of your life. 

Whether you have small children, as teenagers, or if you don't have children, this game will allow you to live significant moments both with yourself and with the people around you. 

You will see that KitCo Families presents two clearly differentiated blocks, one more playful and the other more for individual reflection.

With the playful part you can take advantage of playing with KitCo with your family, with your partner, with your friends, learning about emotions, sharing deep conversations and expressing feelings that we do not usually express in our day to day, which will lead you to Get to know each other better and improve communication and interpersonal relationships. 

With the individual reflection part you will be able to work on your personal growth process, becoming aware and learning to make decisions that improve the satisfaction and motivation of your life. 

I remember that @ Sílvia Carré, patron of KitCo, called KitCo: “the games brought together for the education of the being”. I loved that name, thank you Sílvia for baptizing KitCo 🙂 with a name that clearly sums up its potential.

I would also like to thank all of you who have allowed us to share your videos in order to explain with real images what the games consist of. Thank you 🙂

Letter to my teenage daughter to accompany her on the subject of alcohol.

Honey, I understand that you are encountering or may soon encounter new situations that require you to make important decisions, such as the issue of alcohol. It would be useless for me to tell you not to drink, because you would not understand what I really want to convey to you; and in the end, either you would probably end up drinking and not telling me, or maybe you wouldn't drink for me, when it should be for you.

In previous generations we were not lucky enough to have neuroscientific information at our fingertips that would allow us to know the effects of alcohol on the brain in adolescence. Most of us had no more information than the misfortunes of serious accidents that can occur if you drink; and many times we blamed it on bad luck.

And what I would like to inform you is that beyond bad luck or not, there is a neuroscientific explanation that tells us what happens in the brain with alcohol in adolescence and the effects it can have on your life.

Let me show you this book: The Teenage Brain – Frances E. Jensen,  and this University of Navarra video on the adolescent brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAOdnS39HiQ.)

This information has made me understand many things regarding the accompaniment of a teenage child in general. And I want to start by apologizing to you, now I am better able to understand your behavior and have more patience. Now I know that I can accompany you better, and I feel happy about it. 

    • Prefrontal part of the brain of an adolescent

Your brain is under construction and as such, the prefrontal part, the part of analyzing risks, planning, thinking clearly and making decisions, etc. which does not finish its maturation process until beyond 21 years of age. The fact that it is under construction implies that the wiring, the neural connections to this prefrontal part, sometimes work and sometimes not. So according to this neuroscientific information, sometimes your brain is prepared to be responsible and sometimes not, and it wasn't fair that I expected you to always be responsible, I'm sorry, honey. 

That this part of the brain, so important for analyzing risks, is under construction implies that If one day you decide to drink alcohol and lose control drinking, your life will depend on your colleagues who will be in the same maturational brain stage as you.

And not because they are not good companions, but because they simply do not have this prefrontal part of the brain mature, they are probably not trained to make the best decisions about your health. What can imply that the fear of the anger of the parents / mothers prevents urgent measures to be taken to safeguard your life.

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When your 6-year-old son asks you to help him improve the world

If you are a father or a mother and you think that to be a father or a mother you do not have to train, if you think that what you do is already good and that you need to learn little or nothing to better educate and accompany your children, I ask you, please , on behalf of my 6-year-old son Arnau, that you read this article. 

A few weeks ago I was doing a job with the “canva” program. A program for designing presentations, publications on social networks, etc. that if you do not know I recommend you for being very easy, creative and intuitive. In this program, every time you download your work, an inspiring phrase appears that I usually read carefully.

I had my 6-year-old son Arnau on top of me, he usually likes to help me with my creative work. This time, making him a part of my work process, I read the inspiring phrase out loud: "Only the crazy ones who believe they can change the world are the ones who succeed." Steve Jobs.

I remained thoughtful, there was silence for a moment, I looked at Arnau who was in my arms, I looked at his face, he was looking at me without saying anything, he was just like me, observing in the silence. When I finally told her: "Well, honey, I must be crazy, because I want to change the world for the better." And I asked him: “Would you like to change the world for the better? He replied: "I do want to change the world for the better" and following the conversation I asked him: what do you think it takes to make a better world?

That moment became magical, it became one of those moments engraved in the heart, of those that you know that the day you disappear from this world will be part of your thoughts, and of those that make you fight for what you fight for every day.

Arnau, my recently turned 6-year-old son, answered: "Teach parents as they should teach their children." I have not changed a single word of what he said, as was his answer: "teach parents as they should teach their children." Arnau sensed that I wanted to know more, and immediately afterwards he told me: "Mommy, when I do something wrong, you teach me but you don't make me feel bad, and I learn and I don't feel bad, I feel good."

I don't know how to express what I felt, it was a mix between hope and pain. Hope because you know that part of what your life mission is makes sense, learning to educate and accompany my children, and pass on what you have learned in case it can be of use to other people. And pain to hear how a 6-year-old child, far from what we can think, values the importance of how parents teach (in their vocabulary), educate and accompany (in mine 😊) their children.

I want to be the voice of my son, I want to raise my voice loudly on his behalf, and that is why I have decided to write this article.

Father or mother who think that to educate and accompany your children you do not have to train, I hope you have come this far and you want to continue reading, I hope pYou can sow a seed in yourself, a seed that one day you will make bloom for yourself, for the good of your children, for a better world.. Making that seed flourish will not be an easy road, You'll have to get out of your comfort zone you will discover things about yourself that will hurt you, but that courage will be your power, a power that will allow you to accompany your children so that they are the best version of themselves, just like that, the best version of themselves.

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