Anti-Bullying: Bullies Need to Learn Skilled Choices

September 14, 2013 Bullying 0 Comments

Simply put, when a bully projects ill upon someone he/she is targeting, it is the same as throwing knots of tension onto someone. The knots of tension are stored up in the bully until the bully cannot hold the tension and discomfort of what lives inside, so a temporary bandaid

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Prevent Child Stress with Anti-Bullying Education

September 12, 2013 Bullying 0 Comments

Anti-bullying begins with helping young children to know what bullying is, that it is not a good choice, that there are options to get something worked out by asking for help from an adult, earning communication skills AND by having empathy regarding the fact that anyone doing bullying does not

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Child Stress leaves Grandma Stress arrives

September 8, 2013 Children and Stress 0 Comments

I couldn’t watch the whole time because it was a bit nauseating to me. His legs were too short. So he asked me to do the foot pedals on the race car video game. Between my footwork and his steering there was a record number of crashes, I’m sure. It’s

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Empower Kids with Bubble Blowing

September 1, 2013 Children and Stress 0 Comments

In my program I teach/demonstrate that slow, deep breaths make big bubbles and small, irregular breaths make small ones. Great way to teach children the FEELING of having calm self-control with fun bubbles because they can also SEE direct results. Grayson was very happy with his slow deep breath big

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Emotional Intelligence is One Step at a Time

August 28, 2013 Early Prevention 0 Comments

They were sitting on the stairs when my daughter spoke to her son, my grandson, in a welcoming tone. “When you are upset, remember we talked about you saying, ‘I’m frustrated.’ Then you take a deep breath and count to ten.” He said he remembered. It was one of those

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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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Superkid Power Fun with Seed Spitting

August 18, 2013 Superkid Power 0 Comments

Great spitting fun! Watermelon seed spitting lessons have been a special activity with the Grayson-Grandma Boom connection. Yesterday Claire ate watermelon chunks out of my container as Grayson and I practiced spitting seeds. His skill has vastly improved. Meanwhile, Claire picked up on the dynamics. She began spitting watermelon out

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It’s the Actions That Count

August 13, 2013 Superkid Power 0 Comments

I was watching Claire studying Grayson a while back while he climbed. Little ones watch older ones. Older ones watch even older ones. And we adults are ALWAYS being watched. Amazing how observation is a primary learning tool, regardless of words that are said by the ‘older ones.’ It is

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Watermelon Seed Spitting Lessons

August 5, 2013 Superkid Power 0 Comments

Watermelon seed spitting lessons on a hot summer day for Grayson with Grandma Boom while Claire napped. It is my civic duty as a grandparent to pass on an inheritance of empowered seed spitting. Grayson more than tripled his last attempts, earning a whopping $1 which he was quite proud

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