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Stress And How Emotional Intelligence Can Keep It In Check

Stress is our body’s natural reaction to a challenging or adverse situation, whether real or imagined, which triggers the body’s fight-flight-or-freeze response. By learning to express emotions, listen actively, and consider multiple perspectives, children and adults alike can learn to control stress more effectively, growing their emotional intelligence muscles with...

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I am a leader

This week's mantra is "I am a leader!!!", because each of us is called to lead in our own way...from the inside out.  

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Behavioral charts: I am totally over it

My friend Katie called me in tears last week. Her three-year-old son Max started having these new, long, weepy temper tantrums every day at preschool drop-off. Katie had the mamma guilt blues. Why was Max getting so upset? He loved school. How could she keep leaving him like this each...

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On Peace Tents, Healing the Generations and Motherhood

My friend Sammy Jo has beautiful brown curly hair, as you will see in the pictures as you scroll through this article. And when she was three, she gave herself a haircut with scissors. Sharp, grown-up scissors. Sammy’s mom was beyond furious. She was steaming hot mad. To teach little...

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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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