Posts by Janai Mestrovich

Prioritizing Children Empowers Them

September 20, 2013 Early Prevention 0 Comments

It would be fun to be a gazillionaire and fund a program like KIDTIME in every city for young children. From pretend play to a music lesson today to a science project that uses a vacuum like suction to send golf-size balls up a tube all around the ceiling and

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September 2013 KTVL-CBS affiliate Interview

September 16, 2013 Publicity 0 Comments

Exciting new techniques to help children (and you!) with stress prevention are showcased on the CBS Morning Show, KTVL, Medford, Oregon affiliate. Be invigorated with demonstrations and tips that you will love to reduce stress! Noodle drumming! Bubble breathing! And more! View all four segments in under five minutes! Enjoy

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Anti-Bullying: Bullies Need to Learn Skilled Choices

September 14, 2013 Bullying 0 Comments

Simply put, when a bully projects ill upon someone he/she is targeting, it is the same as throwing knots of tension onto someone. The knots of tension are stored up in the bully until the bully cannot hold the tension and discomfort of what lives inside, so a temporary bandaid

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Prevent Child Stress with Anti-Bullying Education

September 12, 2013 Bullying 0 Comments

Anti-bullying begins with helping young children to know what bullying is, that it is not a good choice, that there are options to get something worked out by asking for help from an adult, earning communication skills AND by having empathy regarding the fact that anyone doing bullying does not

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Child Stress leaves Grandma Stress arrives

September 8, 2013 Children and Stress 0 Comments

I couldn’t watch the whole time because it was a bit nauseating to me. His legs were too short. So he asked me to do the foot pedals on the race car video game. Between my footwork and his steering there was a record number of crashes, I’m sure. It’s

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Empower Kids with Bubble Blowing

September 1, 2013 Children and Stress 0 Comments

In my program I teach/demonstrate that slow, deep breaths make big bubbles and small, irregular breaths make small ones. Great way to teach children the FEELING of having calm self-control with fun bubbles because they can also SEE direct results. Grayson was very happy with his slow deep breath big

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Scoots ‘n Sounds

August 30, 2013 Relationship Building with Young Children 0 Comments

This is how a 22 month old granddaughter sees her Grandma Boom when we are scooting down the steps making funny sounds together. Neither one of us may remember this in a few years, but our hearts record everything. As bonding continues. we may not do funny scoots ‘n sounds

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Emotional Intelligence is One Step at a Time

August 28, 2013 Early Prevention 0 Comments

They were sitting on the stairs when my daughter spoke to her son, my grandson, in a welcoming tone. “When you are upset, remember we talked about you saying, ‘I’m frustrated.’ Then you take a deep breath and count to ten.” He said he remembered. It was one of those

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