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Biodots!

Looking for a way to help your child monitor stress/ tension and to increase body awareness?  Biodots are a great way to begin. Biodots measure stress in the body by monitoring blood flow.  Put them on the back of the … Continue reading

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10 Mindful Minutes–Review

Check out the new mindfulness book from Goldie Hawn, 10 Mindful Minutes, (http://www.amazon.com/Mindful-Minutes-Children—Ourselves—Emotional/dp/039953606X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335817284&sr=8-1).  This book does a nice job of explaining mindfulness, new brain science research, and ways to incorporate this information into your parenting life.  She provides mindfulness activities … Continue reading

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Guided Imagery Resources

Looking for some fun guided imagery tools to share with your child?  This is the book for you:  The Power of Your Child’s Imagination by Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.   Dr. Reznick, www.imageryforkids.com, shares nine essential tools that parents and educators … Continue reading

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Puppet Relaxation Class

Want your kids to practice relaxation techniques?  Engage some puppet friends for a Relaxation Class!  Find two fun puppets to instruct.  After you have been practicing relaxation techniques for a while, or just after you have learned a new technique … Continue reading

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Defy Gravity Today With Your Thoughts!

Recently I had the opportunity to visit New York City.  While I was there I saw the show Wicked on Broadway. Wicked tells the story of the Wizard of Oz and tells it from the perspective of the witches from … Continue reading

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Books to Support Your Relaxation Routine

Mind Coach:  How to Teach Kids and Teenagers to Think Positive and Feel Good by Daniel G. Amen, M.D. http://www.amazon.com/Mind-Coach-Children-Teenagers-Positive/dp/1886554072/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1300068723&sr=8-1 http://store.amenclinics.com/professional-education-resources/parents?p=2 From the introduction, “How your mind works determines how happy you are, how successful you feel and how well … Continue reading

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Calm Mind, Fertile Soil

A calm mind is fertile soil for learning.  When the seeds of learning fall on the fertile soil of a calm mind, the beginning conditions and chances for growth are optimal. When we teach children how to calm their minds, … Continue reading

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Tension is our Guest

Tension is our guest, we invite it.  Relaxation is our nature; we don’t have to invite it.  You don’t have to relax, you have just to stop inviting tension, and relaxation begins on its own.  In your very core, in … Continue reading

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The Power of Imagination, 
A Parent Remembers

The music swells, a joyful Native American flute ballad. My soul sours as I stand on the mountain’s crest gazing at the lush valley that spreads out before me. I am keeping vigil in a wildflower garden. The wind gently … Continue reading

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The Family Weather Forecast

It’s 7:00 am and the local news is pulling up in front of your home. They are arriving to give the daily weather report and the weekly forecast. It is the weather report for your family life. What will they … Continue reading

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