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5 Activities That Help To Reduce Anxiety

Remember when you were a child? What got you excited? What did you worry about? Was it the first day of school, an exam, or Christmas? Events and expectations can be exciting or frightening depending on how you perceive them. In essence, how we decide to think and feel determines our emotional state. So is there a way we can productively manage our thoughts?

Note: For those of you who missed it, this is an article I wrote for the Winter supplement of "Kids Connection" in the Kelowna Daily Courier.

Fortunately, managing our thinking is a skill that... read more

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Five Qualities That Create Mental Strength

What kinds of thoughts go through a child’s mind when they are dealing with extreme pressure and anxiety? Why are some children more resilient than others? How can we help a child become mentally stronger?

Note: For those of you who missed it, this is an article I wrote for the Fall supplement of "Kids Connection" in the Kelowna Daily Courier.

Success in life has a lot to do with how we react to the challenges that are presented to us. Whether it’s dealing with a bully, an illness, or simply trying to make the school’s basketball team,... read more

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Spreading The Christmas Spirit

   

We have made a few suggestions in our previous blog post about great ways to give back but our number one suggestion is to buy a toy that your child can give to someone else. There is no better way to teach your child about the Christmas spirit than allowing them the opportunity to give back to those less fortunate. One example is to have your child pick out a toy that they think someone else would like and then donate it (unwrapped) to the Salvation Army. Or, if you and your child are looking to... read more

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How Can I Help My Child Deal With Their Stress?

 

In our last blog post, we discussed how to determine if your child is stressed. Today we would like to highlight the 5 steps that Pediatrician Michelle L. Bailey has outlined to help empower children dealing with stress.

1.     Normalize stress - It is important to let your child know that stress is a normal part of life, and that they are not abnormal for feeling the way they do

2.     Remember that stress is one-sided - In other words, stress is relative. Children will deal with stress differently... read more

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How Can I Encourage My Child to Write?

 

 

 

Author, educator and literacy expert Pam Allyn says, “writing helps to cultivate emotional growth, develop critical thinking skills and improve school performance”. Being able to freely express yourself is something all children should experience. Allyn outlines 5 keys that parents can reference when encouraging their child to start writing. They are as follows…

1.     Word Power

Children learn new words very quickly. Encourage this by talking about new words you hear in a song, making an effort to write down new words you hear, or make a word jar and place... read more

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How Can I Help My Child Deal With A Bully?

As our previous blog post outlined, bullying can take a psychological or physical form. Bullying can include, but is not limited to, physical violence, name-calling, teasing, and threatening. If your child is being targeted, there are steps that you can take to help your child cope.

The first is a proactive approach. Before your child begins school, it is important to work with them to ensure that they have high self-esteem and self-confidence. This will make sure that they feel capable of standing up for themselves if a situation arises that involves them being bullied. Having open... read more

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Rockabye Butterfly

I just received a great review from Rockabye Butterfly! Check it out at:

http://www.rockabyebutterfly.com/2013/10/the-magic-of-think.html

The Magic of Think curriculum includes a Mentor's Guide, an Activity/Audio Book with songs, stories, games, lessons and activities based on social and emotional learning, and a 10 song music CD. These items can be purchased together or separately.

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