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Help Kids Reduce Anxiety: Free Printable – Parents Article

Help Kids Reduce Anxiety: Free Printable Anxious times call for calming techniques and there is no better way to help kids learn how to calm down than by teaching them breathing strategies that calm the nervous system. The current pandemic has created stressors unlike any other time, providing ample opportunities to enhance our children’s coping capacity, as well as our own. Our free printables are great for kids, and you might be surprised at what a difference these techniques make…

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The Art of Getting to Tomorrow When Everything’s Wrong – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/iStock) It was exactly like those initial weeks after divorce. I couldn’t describe what was wrong. None of my feelings made sense to me. Intellectually, I thought my body was overreacting. But our insides—all the invisible stuff that makes us, us—have a funny way of not always doing what our brains think they should. I was robbed on a work trip to Las Vegas. They took my phone, the cash I had on me, and my shoes. I learned after…

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How I Taught My Kids to Meditate – Parents Article

In my last post, I wrote about why I started teaching my kids to meditate. In this post, I’ll share how I taught them, and what I did when they lost interest. Having said that, my girls (ages 7 & 9) wanted to meditate with me, so I decided to give it a shot. I meditate sitting on a cushion on the floor, and the girls each have a cushion as well. They brought their cushions in, and I taught…

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Why I’m Teaching My Girls to Meditate – Parents Article

Teaching my girls to meditate wasn’t one of my resolutions for the new year. I’ve got a ton of tricks up my sleeve for practicing mindfulness with them; so many, in fact, that I wrote a book about it. But formal seated meditation can be hard for little ones, especially kiddos who are super twitchy after being stuck inside for a week because the temperature outside is approximately one bajillion degrees below zero. But I’m still meditating, and I’m always…

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