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Frozen Yogurt and GUNS?

Frozen Yogurt and GUNS?

I was horrified. My husband came home from dropping our 5 year old son off at kindergarten yesterday with a bewildered look on his face. Our son’s teacher had a message for us this morning. Evidently, he is “obsessed with guns.” What? How can that be? We don’t allow toy guns or gun play. He […]

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Yoga Resources for Parents and Young Children

Yoga Resources for Parents and Young Children

Parents who love our teen yoga resources often ask for suggestions on titles for yoga with younger children, specifically seven and under. Here are a few of my favorites. Let us know what you would add to this list in the comments section.  BOOKS Yawning Yoga by Laurie Jordan Yawning Yoga helps quiet the noise and shifts children’s […]

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Part 1: Building Resilience in Children and Teens

Part 1: Building Resilience in Children and Teens

(This is part 1 in a 2 part series by guest blogger, Adenia Linker. Read Part 2 here: 7 C’s: Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, Contribution, Coping, and Control. ) Every parent desires to see their children succeed, however with a rapidly changing and terribly complex world awaiting them, we often get caught stressing on short-term details rather […]

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Part 2: The 7 C’s: Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, Contribution, Coping, and Control

Part 2: The 7 C’s: Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, Contribution, Coping, and Control

(This is part 2 in a 2 part series by guest blogger, Adenia Linker. Read Part 1 here: Building Resilience in Children and Teens) Competence Competence is cumulative, acquired through actual experience, and manifests in children as “I can do this!” As children struggle with skill building and say, “I can’t”, they often feel hopeless. They […]

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5 “What If” Questions for Engaged Education

5 “What If” Questions for Engaged Education

What if….  teachers asked students: “What would you like to learn today?” What if….  administrators asked teachers: “What values are your students learning?’ What if…. parents were asked to express what they want their children to learn? What if…. overall well being were the first outcome we assessed? What if….schools set out to discover the unique […]

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