Posts by Janai Mestrovich

Listening to Kids Communication Skills

July 24, 2013 Connecting with Children 0 Comments

Specialized Claire jibberish mixed with the word ‘down’ made it very clear to me that Claire was finished with her dinner. Can you tell? hahahaha (Plate had already been turned upside down then tossed onto the floor….when a girl is done, she is DONE!) Really listening to children at all

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Playdough Feelings for Kids Emotional Growth

July 22, 2013 Child Wellness 0 Comments

Getting feelings out with playdough. Kids’ emotional skills spike up when they understand they can get feelings out without harming self or others. 3-5 yr. olds show the difference between what happy feelings look like and mad feelings. They see and feel the difference of what is inside them, helping

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Drumming to Develop Kid’s Emotional Intelligence

July 20, 2013 Child Wellness 0 Comments

Drumming today at a daycare with over twenty 3-5 yr. olds focusing on kids’ emotional intelligence. We switched from the rhythm of sad with facial expressions and body posture to good happy feelings to drum whispering. This inner world awareness switched from one feeling to another using the breathing sphere

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SuperKid Power Kisses

July 16, 2013 Child Wellness 0 Comments

Superkid Power comes in many flavors. When children feel their oats from being loved, they are empowered and can stretch themselves creatively and own feeling Super as a Kid with Power. Grayson and Claire outdid themselves yesterday. I dropped Grayson and Claire off at their house, started to leave and

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Two Year Olds Drumming Out Their Tension

July 14, 2013 Children and Stress 0 Comments

Projectile vomit happened. The two year olds began gathering on a mat at the Medford daycare so I could teach them basics with tense/calm/switch gears/get tense feelings out/etc. The first little girl stepped onto the mat and projectile vomited. So much for the mat. The teacher kindly apologized to me.

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Adorable or What?

July 12, 2013 Child Wellness 0 Comments

Is she adorable or what! I smother her with kisses and hugs. My lipstick is always on her cheeks, poor thing! 🙂 In the six weeks since this picture was taken, Claire not only has more hair, (YESSSS!!!) but her vocabulary has increased exponentially, her motor skills, eye-hand coordination, depth

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Ashland July 4th Parade 2013

July 10, 2013 Connecting with Children 0 Comments

It is a joy to be the Freedom Fairy in the Ashland July 4th parade! Happy hearted here! Awarded First Place for Adult Entries! Granting freedom wishes as the Freedom Fairy, flying-running back and forth on the street in the dynamic Ashland July 4th Parade, waving my wings over children

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Communication Success

July 6, 2013 Connecting with Children 0 Comments

Claire pointed to my cell phone and said, “baby” as she reached for it and looked at the screen. She’s caught onto the fact that I take piks of her and her brother and was asking in her own way to see the “baby.” It felt important to appease the

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Look How Strong I Am

July 4, 2013 Superkid Power 0 Comments

“Look how strong I am, Grandma!” Grayson jumped up on my bed, evidently wanting to feel taller when calling out to me. I praised his muscles that he feels but that are not well defined yet. Children need to see, feel and hear that they have many strengths. Feedback is

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