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Raising Emotionally Healthy Boys

Forcing boys to repress their emotions is quite literally killing them, leaving lasting mental and physical health implications. Here are 4 things we can do to free our boys and men from social constructs of man up, toughen up, and dry up. 

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Creating Safe Spaces and Nurturing Connection Using Social Stories and More

Home visits can play an important role in alleviating the intergenerational transmission of trauma by helping parents and caregivers build positive and healthy attachments with their children. And, in using social stories for home visits, children can better navigate challenging situations. Here's how. Plus FREE Scripted Social Stories Printable.

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How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Outcomes

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect, and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.

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Slowing Down

If we are always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one we are in? Join Selina as she leads a mindful moment to help us slow down and enjoy where we are. 

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I Can't Remember My Childhood, And Here's Why

Stress and trauma suppress and actually shrink the part of the brain responsible for emotional regulation and memory, making it hard for us to recall our youth. As we teach and guide our children and nurture their emotional intelligence, we regenerate our hippocampus so we can remember, feel and share, too. 

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It's Okay Not To Be Okay (Part 2)

Join Selina as she leads a mindful moment to pause and ask ourselves, "How are we doing?" As we listen to what comes up for us, we can meet it with compassion knowing that, however we feel, it is valid, useful, and allowed. Our emotions - all of them -...

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The Myth of Self-Regulation

Self-regulation is a myth. Regulation is never about the self because we are always drawing on internal representations of what we have previously experienced in relationships. So, before our kids can self-regulate, they must first learn to co-regulate. Here's how.

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