The ABCs and 123s of Emotional Intelligence
The ability to monitor our emotions and thoughts from moment to moment is key to understanding ourselves and others better. Here are two simple activities to help you grow emotional intelligence in yourself and your children.
How To Use The Time-In ToolKit® To Teach Kids About Emotions
Proven to improve social-emotional skills and lessen behavioral issues, the world-famous Time-In ToolKit® helps children learn how to name and regulate their emotions using positive discipline and connection-based learning methods.
Am I Raising A Pathological Liar?
Worried you are raising a pathological liar? You are not alone. Not only is some degree of lying normal for children, but it is a healthy sign of their developing brain. Read more.
Your Child's Misbehavior Is A Distress Call. How You Answer Matters.
Misbehavior is really a way of saying “I need help” when the words will not come. We wouldn’t answer “I need help” with “you’re in big trouble.” We’d say, “I can help. Here I am.” Answer the distress call. This is where true change begins.
5 Powerful Phrases To Say To Children That Boost Brain Development
Our words have the power to build up our children, nurture and guide them. They also have the power to cripple, shrink, and wound. It is these 5 phrases, spoken by well-intended parents, that tend to miss the mark on paving pathways for self-di...
Six Benefits of Using Child-Led Learning
Child-led learning. The thought of it can seem downright scary. Here are six benefits of using child-led learning with your young children...
Using A Feelings Chart To Teach Emotions
If you feel like you are learning about emotional regulation right alongside your child, it’s because, very likely, you are. Here's how to use a feelings chart to teach your kids (and yourself) about emotions and calming strategies to decrease ...
Why Is My Child Behaving This Way?
Power struggles ... meltdowns ... defiance. Here's what's causing your child's behavior and tools for transforming it.
Helping Kids Process Their Emotions Free From Shame
If you’ve ever caught yourself wanting to tell an emotional child to just stop, (so basically, if you are a human being) here are three things to keep in mind that will help you help ...
What Happens When We Say, “You Hurt My Feelings” To Our Kids
When we say things like "You hurt my feelings" or "You make me so mad", we send messages to our children that they are responsible for our feelings. Learn the truth about feelings, how to overcome childhood adaptations, and what to say instead.