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Peaceful Parenting Tips: How To Do Time-Ins

This video is for anyone who has ever struggled with parenting (all of us), for those who are working to respond to their children instead of reacting to their behaviors, and anyone who wants to raise emotionally healthy humans but isn't sure where to start.

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My Child Is Clingy. Am I Doing It Wrong?

When it comes to playing independently or being away from your side for more than a second, and yes, sometimes it feels like an actual second before she is tugging and pulling or following behind you in tears, your child struggles. The reality is, your “to do” list is growing,...

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How Mindfulness Helped Me Focus My ADHD

I was diagnosed with ADHD at six-years-old. My parents were actually relieved because they finally had a reason to point to that explained some of my behaviors. I didn’t know how to feel, process, or regulate emotions, so I simply tried to numb them all. 

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5 Sensory Activities Better Than Slime

I am no Pinterest mom. Let’s start there. But when I saw a picture of a kiddo playing in a tub of colored noodles, it intrigued me. As an occupational therapist, sensory integration is my jam. Unfortunately, the noodles turned out to be one colossal fail. Here are 5 sensory activities that...

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Move Your Body, Move Your Emotions 

Quarantine day number not-sure-anymore and there is no longer room for a coffee table in our family room. Our accent chair has been scooted to the corner and our couch is pushed up against the wall. We needed space. Space to move our bodies, and burn off some energy that...

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Positive Affirmations are Helping Kids

These printable mantra bracelets are a great way for parents to share comforting and empowering mantras with children as young as age two on up. Because when we feel worthy and loved, we respond as if we are worthy and loved. And when we feel powerless and not enough, we respond as...

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Juggling Big Emotions

As a seven-year-old girl, I remember my grandpa coming over for the holidays and juggling whatever fruit he could find in our kitchen. He taught me to juggle using not lemons, but just three tissues. The fruit was too big for my little-girl hands, but like a set of training...

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Calming Spaces for Muggles, Wizards and Eight-Year-Old Girls Alike

Wisdom. Emotional intelligence. Maturity. These words typically conjure up the image of someone older than you. Perhaps it’s someone you know and revere for their persistent nature and kind soul. That person for me is Elizabeth: an 8-year-old I’ve only just met. Older than me? Not by a long shot....

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Teaching Emotional Intelligence and College Students as Change-Makers

Dr. Meghan Gillette, a professor in the field of Human Development and Human Studies at Iowa State University, shares the latest research on nurturing emotional intelligence in children ages 5 to 12, how she uses Team-Based Learning and her insights on teaching social and emotional skills to the next generation....

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I Am Safe and Secure

  Feelings Friday #19 - I am safe and secure On carving out our own little safe places... xo  Founder, Generation Mindful   _____________ Generation Mindful creates tools, toys, and programs that nurture emotional intelligence through play and positive discipline. Join us and receive joy in your inbox each week.  ...

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