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How To Train Your Child’s Anger Dragon

Knowing how to support your child with his anger can be challenging at times. Even as adults it’s hard to tame our anger dragons.  Helping our kids learn how to deal with anger to transform it into healthy expression and to avoid violence or manipulation is a tool that will benefit them their entire life. …

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Love–The Greatest Relaxation Tool!

Love–The Greatest Relaxation Tool!

Feeling loved, feeling seen, feeling heard, and feeling cared are balms for the brain!   Brain science is reporting that the Prefrontal Cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher order thinking and problem solving, is at its maximum capacity when we perceive that we are safe, cared for, all our needs are met …

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Balloon Breath With Magic Expanding Ball

It’s back to school time!  Often with back to school there can be increased anxiety.  Time to help your child fill her backpack with relaxation techniques!  It’s important to find ones that he likes and enjoys practicing. Here is another fun, brilliant idea from the School Counselor at my school, Michelle Bourgeois, LCSW.  She uses …

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Glitter Jar

I love the glitter jar!  The school counselor, Michele Bourgeois, LCSW, at my school uses this in her groups.  She also created the gorgeous example in the picture!!!  Use this jar to begin relaxation practice.  It is a wonderful way for kids to have a visual focus while deep breathing.  Help your child learn to …

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Children’s Intuition and Relaxation: The Direct Correlation

Children’s intuition and relaxation are directly correlated.  When one is increased, the other is also increased.  When we are relaxed and calm and feeling good, our intuition is naturally at it’s best.  We are able to connect to our inner knowing and problem-solving and creativity is enhanced.  Here are some activities that will help your …

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Children’s Intuition and Relaxation: Direct Correlation

Children’s intuition and relaxation are directly correlated.  When one is increased, the other is also increased.  When we are relaxed and calm and feeling good, our intuition is naturally at it’s best.  We are able to connect to our inner knowing and problem-solving and creativity are enhanced.  Here are some activities that will help your …

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Deep Sensory + Yoga = Calm Student

Want a quick way to help your special needs students achieve a more calm, relaxed, focused state?  I have been using this routine in my school to provide a sensory break for students with high functioning autism. The routine consists of using the “My First Yoga” app,  It is a fabulous, simple, low-language app, that …

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