Early Prevention

Fear Freezes Or Frees Human Potential

February 29, 2016 Articles, Child Wellness, Early Prevention, Publicity 0 Comments

I will take you on a journey of my childhood feet into managing it as an adult. Then I have some great tips on how to help children develop healthy patterns of dealing with fear. Harnessing the awareness and tools at a young age gives children a boost for higher

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Getting MAD Feelings Out Healthily With Preschoolers

January 27, 2016 Children and Stress, Early Prevention 0 Comments

How do we begin preventing massacres? I am doing my two cents worth and have for 40 years! Another session today….Teaching 30 preschoolers healthy ways to get MAD feelings out: Artwork marking X where mad/anger starts in the body and where it feels good with a star when we release

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Scrunching Anger Out of the Body Good for All Ages

September 30, 2015 Awesome Aging, Early Prevention 0 Comments

As Published at: Ashland Daily Tidings Little hands wrenched the play dough in the daycare group I teach stress skills to. It is one of the techniques I also use with teens and adults. This hands-on experience begins releasing built up tension/stress/anger/frustration and helps one to SEE and feel in

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Heart Health with Good Choices for Preschoolers

February 25, 2015 Early Prevention 0 Comments

Why teach preschoolers how bad choices hurt their own hearts and good choices make their hearts feel good? One in every four male deaths in the U.S. is from heart disease. For every woman who dies from breast cancer, six die from heart dise…ase. And it is NOT just a

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Deep Breathing

October 20, 2014 Early Prevention 0 Comments

Research shows deep breathing brings in 6 to 7 pints of oxygen for fuel in the mind and body. Short breaths bring in 1 to 2 pints of oxygen for fuel. Teaching children to blow big bubbles helps them to take in more oxygen and calm themselves in a fun

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Holistic Education on Littering and Caring for the Earth

October 10, 2014 Early Prevention 0 Comments

Grandma Boom aka Queen of Hearts, gave a NO littering lessons to preschoolers, including roleplaying being the earth with trash thrown on her and having no hands to clean it up. Children sang, drummed, did artwork and used grabbers provided by the Queen of Hearts to pick up trash and

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Good Choice from Consistent Reminding Pays Off

October 2, 2014 Early Prevention 0 Comments

GOOD NEWS FLASH: My grandson grabbed his two year old sister’s toy from her in their car seats as my daughter was driving them. My granddaughter, even though upset, called out to her brother. “Make a good choice, brother!” OMG…I have been saying to my grandies over and over and

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Connections from the Past having Impact Today

September 3, 2014 Early Prevention 0 Comments

Smelling crayons always takes me back to kindergarten and Sister Proxeda telling the whole class to take out crayons to color. It smelled like crayon soup. Many past connections live with us today. We can choose to keep them or discard them by reprogramming where we want to file them

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Curiosity Did Not Kill the Cat

June 12, 2014 Early Prevention 0 Comments

Curiosity did not kill the cat. Curiosity killed the bean bag. What’s a person to do with a mess like this from a five year old? First things first. Breathe deeply, calm yourself, and ask the question in a communicative tone without condemnation: “Can you tell me why you took

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