Child Wellness

Importance of Teaching Kindness to Children Impacts Heart Health

January 6, 2015 Child Wellness 0 Comments

KINDNESS research: Kindness elevates levels of the brain’s natural versions of morphine and heroin, called endogenous opioids, causing elevated levels of dopamine, creating a natural high called “Helper’s High.” Healthier hearts have emotional warmth producing the hormone, oxytocin in brain and throughout the body, stimulating cardiovascular system, lowering blood pressure.

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Teaching Children How To Set Goals

September 22, 2014 Child Wellness 0 Comments

Why am I balancing a plastic bird on my nose in my workshop to teach teachers how to Empower Children at the SOU Conference on Holistic Education? Because it’s a fun way to teach children how to set goals! Was it fun? You betcha! And it makes learning irresistible to

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Belly Button Breathing

September 19, 2014 Child Wellness 0 Comments

Two year olds at daycare learning to do belly button breathing. I developed 3D learning thirty-eight years ago. Start small, demonstrate, then let them see, feel, experience being inside the deep breath sensation, sphere breathing in and out. They ‘get it.’ Piks 4 and 5: kids taking turn being inside

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Teaching two year olds about heart health?

August 20, 2013 Child Wellness 0 Comments

Sure. Why not! Make it fun!! Feel heart when sitting, kids. Notice it’s beating slowly. Now let’s run in place. Oh, feel how fast that made our hearts beat. Let’s take a deep belly button breath using the breathing sphere. Oh, WOW! We just slowed our hearts down by doing

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Universal Truths

August 1, 2013 Child Wellness 0 Comments

Teaching children at an International School in Peru some years ago the difference between tense dogs and relaxed, calm dogs. We made the sounds, felt it in our bodies, took deep belly button breaths to switch from tense to calm and felt successful with inner world skills and self-control. It

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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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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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