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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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Is My Child Being Bullied Or Teased?

As a parent or grandparent, you want to shield your child from danger, from physical pain and from emotional trauma. However, it is sometimes difficult to do. Whether or not your child is homeschooled, in school, or on the internet, they can be subjected to bullying. But have you ever wondered whether or not you are being overprotective? That, perhaps, the “bullying” is simply “child’s play” and your child is just being teased? Before we address this question, let us first define bullying. Bullying can take two forms - physical and psychological (which can include verbal harassment) (Shariff, 2007).... read more

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A Dog's Purpose (from a 6 year old)

 

The following was emailed to me from my friend Larry.

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer.

I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good... read more

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Funny Things Kids Say About Love

 

Happy Valentines Day!

Here are some of the funniest quotes I found on the internet.

"If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I don't want to do it. It takes too long." -- Glenn, age 7

"Love is like an avalanche where you have to run for your life." -- John, age 9

"I think you're supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn't supposed to be so painful." -- Manuel, age 8

"No one is sure why it happens, but I heard... 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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“Absolutely top drawer for the genre” Billboard Reviews THE MAGIC OF THINK® CD

Winner of Best Song "This Day Is Mine" (remix) – Hollywood Music in Media Awards

Winner - Parents Choice Approved Award Winner – THE MAGIC OF THINK®

Nominated for Best Song "Stomp" - Independent Music Awards USA

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