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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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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Intelligence, Memory, & Learning

September 4, 2014 Super Seniors 0 Comments

This was once the common perception of the relationship between intelligence and aging. Cross-sectional studies of psychometric intelligence indicated that most abilities peak at midlife, followed by a plateau until the late 50s or 60s and then rapidly declined with age. This conclusion was based on group data. Within this

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How to Live Longer by Having a Little Fun

September 4, 2014 Super Seniors 0 Comments

If not today, goof off soon. Take that vacation, unwind with friends, or spend the day at the beach. “Frivolous” indulgences like these are a must for longevity. Because research shows that spending ample time doing leisure activities may keep you from developing a whole host of disease risk factors.

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A Lost Opportunity

September 3, 2014 Parenting Young Children 0 Comments

“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help.” Thich Nhat Hanh (This came to mind when I saw a mother strike her son in a public place. She was tired.

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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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Jump for Joy….in Your Own Style

September 3, 2014 Super Seniors 0 Comments

Kids do it all the time. They jump for joy. As we go through more stages in life it is easy to forget simple things that once lit up our lives. I still get excited about things that cause me to jump up and oftentimes hug others when there is

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Bully to Superkid Power with Self-Help Skills

September 1, 2014 Bullying 0 Comments

The bully leader was in third grade. He was a smart guy but had a need to push others around and be the head honcho. He happened to have friends who enjoyed group bullying others. The week I taught the concept of how to say “NO” to negative peer pressure

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