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Family Relaxation

Atmosphere of Wonder

I believe that each of us is born with an inherent natural sense of imagination and a propensity for wonder.  Every child, in their purest essence is a priest of priestess, an alchemist of imagination.  And to the extent that … Continue reading

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Wash Away Worries with Worry Soap

  RELAXING BATH:  LETTING GO OF WORRIES WITH WORRY BUBBLES Wash away your child’s worries with worry soap!  This relaxation activity uses both the imagination and literal soap bubbles to visualize and affirm washing away the worries.  Begin your relaxation … Continue reading

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Light as a Feather

As a parting gift for the summer vacation, I gave students a feather today.  We talked about mindfulness and why it is important to bring your attention into the present moment so that you can relax, be aware of how … Continue reading

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One-Minute Relaxer: Take a STEAMING Tea Breath

Here’s a one-minute relaxer to do with your child! STEAMING TEA BREATH Teach your child the “Hot Tea Breath.”  Use your imagination and deep breathing to take a moment to relax together.  First, ask your child what his favorite flavor … Continue reading

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Relaxing with the Elephants

Elephants have long been associated with wisdom.  In Hinduism, the elephant god, Ganesh, is a remover of obstacles.  You can share with your child how relaxing with the elephants removes tension from our bodies and helps us to feel strong, … Continue reading

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Relaxation Rain: Putting out the Volcanoes of Pent Up Emotions

  We’ve been making volcanoes and talking about relaxation rain in my small groups this week!  I drew a volcano on the white board and then we discussed what happens when we don’t pay attention to our emotions and what’s … Continue reading

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The Point is Relaxation: Pointillism to Relax

Mindful art helps kids to activate all the senses and really gather their focus and attention in the present moment.  There are multiple art activities that you can use as relaxation practice with your child. Pointillism is a technique of … Continue reading

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Superman Cool Down!

Welcome guest blogger, Rigby Buckner! It is my absolute delight to introduce to you a new guest blogger at Kids Relaxation! Rigby is a graduate student enrolled in the University of Denver’s Child, Family, and School Psychology Program. She received … Continue reading

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Presence in Parenting Part Two

“The most precious gift you can give to the one you love is your true presence.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh   When you are mindful of your breathing, you are building a bridge between your mind and body.  And, as Thich … Continue reading

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Presence in Parenting Part One

  I’ve recently been diving into a little book by Thich Nhat Hanh called True Love, and it’s become an inspiration for my parenting, my work in the schools as well as the connections and relationships in my life.  In … Continue reading

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