Between the ages of 8 to 14, confidence levels in girls drop by 30%. I’m trying to gently reignite confidence, one loving reminder at a time.
Do emotional outbursts in your family tend to follow a certain pattern? Often in relationships, we get into a habit of reacting a certain way, even if it doesn’t work well. Strong emotions can be overwhelming for kids and parents…
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Some people tend to give others the benefit of the doubt, while other people tend to assign blame and assume bad intent. Which style has more positive relationships and overall happiness?
We are in week five of social distancing and home quarantine due to the COVID 19 pandemic. My family has fallen into a regular routine, and each day seems to blend with the next. I’ve noticed a few things that help to make our days more positive…
As we sat around our dinner table last night, I posed this question to my family: “What’s at the top of your post-quarantine bucket list?”
The responses were heartfelt and simple: “Hang out with friends and neighbors, eat at a favorite restaurant, go to the library, walk to the ice cream shop, get back to a sports practice or fitness routine.
It’s only been a few weeks, but the nostalgia for these regular activities was apparent.
Social/Emotional activities and experiences help kids develop skills to better understand their world and connect with others. These downloadable activities open the door for conversations about emotions, conflict resolution, self-care as well as friendship.
Have you ever noticed that our darkest thoughts happen about 3 am? Last night, my mind swirled with anxious thoughts triggered by the uncertainty in the world right now. I tried all sorts of mindfulness and relaxation tricks to clear my head and get to sleep. Nothing worked. Eventually, I gave up and read a book.
Daily routines and structure help kids feel calm and safe. But when schools are closed, your job is in flux and fear is widespread, how can parents create structure at home? In these uncertain times, maintaining routines, family connection and calm is more important than ever…
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