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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Screaming gets the job done!

July 30, 2013 Connecting with Children 0 Comments

Claire wanted to swing at the park. She was carrying two buckets. I put her in the swing and held onto the buckets which was evidently unnerving to her so she screamed pointing at the buckets. I put one into her left hand. She kept screaming. I finally understood that

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Emotional Intelligence Training needed for Parents

July 28, 2013 Early Prevention 0 Comments

Priceless! Four year old little league opposing teams being friends and having FUN! Everybody wins! Second base Grayson kept talking to the other team members who hit baseballs and got to second base. The coach had to keep reminding Grayson to turn around and stop visiting. Grayson’s team, at one

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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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