feelings

Time To Reset By Dr. Shelia Truelove – Single Mum, Parents Article

Ever think it may be time for a reset? Single moms are stretched to the capacity emotionally, physically, mentally, financially, spiritually and emotionally. Figuring out bills. Making payment arrangements. Attending to school activities, homework, carpool, doctor appointments, dental appointments, and doing homework. Unexpected car issues, health issues, school issues, and financial issues come in waves. Remembering to cancel the appointment, make the call, and preparing for daily routines is done all while making decisions about how to stretch limited funds,…

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Help Kids Deal with BIG Feelings – Parents Article

Images used in this collages in this post are all courtesy of Dr. Robyn Silverman. BIG Feelings Happen BIG feelings happen…and they tend to happen with greater frequency and intensity when environmental stressors increase. Such is the case during a pandemic, as we are experiencing now. If BIG feelings seem mainstream at your home, you are not alone.  Per Dr. Robyn Silverman, “Many people are currently sheltering in place or socially distancing due to COVID-19– and that means a great…

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Lose The Guilt & Find Yourself Again – Single Mum, Parents Article

Lose the Guilt & Find Yourself Again “Here we go, again!” I thought, as I rolled my eyes and glared at the large pile of clothes hanging on my arm. A million thoughts ran through my mind, as I headed inside the small dressing room. Is this even going to fit? So, what if it does? You’re not going to buy it. The kids will probably need shoes soon. Shouldn’t I spend this money on extra groceries? Won’t Christmas be coming along before…

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Hot Chocolate Can Melt Worries Away and MORE… – Parents Article

“Today is a hot chocolate kind of a day.” — Unknown Truly, every day can be a hot chocolate kind of day. That soothing, warm elixir that can melt our troubles away, warm our hearts and encourage meaningful conversations.  Now, we’ve turned this favorite winter time beverage into a craftivity that can help kids cool their anger down or melt their worries away. It’s truly a resource that’s “fun and then some”! Hot Chocolate…Cool Thoughts Help kids learn to identify negative…

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It is Okay to Be (a little) Selfish – Single Mum, Parents Article

In all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we can become so preoccupied with completing everything on the checklist that we often forget to take care of one of the most important aspects of the season; often times it is so overlooked that it doesn’t even make the checklist! What is it? Ourselves. It is okay to be a little selfish. In order to be the best possible person for our children, our job, our friends etc. we must…

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Franken Crafts and Ideas for Halloween – Parents Article

Franken Crafts and Ideas for Halloween With Halloween just days away, the excitement is mounting in homes and classrooms across the land. Keeping the kiddos busy until the big day is the goal of many a parent and educator at this time, and most want to add in a little extra component of skill-building while doing so.  Fine motor skills, cutting skills, measuring skills, activities to engage active imaginations, creative play and science activities abound in our new Pinterest board.…

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Helping Kids Cope with Sadness – Parents Article

Help for Sad Kids Dealing with sad feelings is something we do often here at Kidlutions. We’ve been doing it for as long as we’ve been in business…a span of three decades…and we’ve developed numerous articles on the subject. Sadness doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon and if you have a child, teach a child or work with children in any capacity, you’ve no doubt encountered a sad child (and probably more than your fair share of sad…

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Help Kids Cope with Mad, Sad and Worried Feelings – Parents Article

Help for Mad, Sad and Worried Kids Dealing with  all types of BIG feelings is all we do at Kidlutions. We’ve been doing it for as long as we’ve been in business…a span of three decades…and as long as there are people around, there will be feelings with which to deal! Our BIG bundle of feelings will help you get kids thinking about three of the more challenging feelings with which they will deal. Being able to master these feelings…

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Stop Feeling Like Your Emotions Are Not Valid! – Single Mum, Parents Article

I was recently told that I was emotionally abusing my child. No seriously. I was told that I was emotionally abusing my child. Now as ludicrous as that statement was considering the source that it came from, I decided that I should examine why they would make such an accusation. It is no secret to those who know me that I have been struggling recently with my daughter who is diving head first into tween-hood. We have been dealing with…

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