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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 tantrums and nurture emotional intelligence.

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Building Resilience Through Connection

Children are wired to bounce back from trauma when they have protective factors in place. Through connection with a supportive adult, and through increasing their social-emotional skills, a child's health and development can tip towards positive outcomes.

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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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Shifting Perspectives

Join Selina as she leads a mindful moment, inviting us to examine our perspectives so that we can remain curious to our children and see them through the lens of love. When we shift the way we view the world and others, the way we see them changes and we...

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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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