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How Can Mindfulness Help Children with Anxiety?

The term “Mindfulness” has been something of a buzzword over the last twenty years or so, and for good reason.    There are clinical studies and peer reviewed data that back up the effectiveness of mindfulness practice on happiness, focus, and emotional regulation in human beings.     There are companies that have started to conduct optional mindfulness training for their employees at the workplace and many psychologists use mindfulness practice as a suggestion for theirContinue reading “How Can Mindfulness Help Children with Anxiety?”

Emotional Regulation for Children

What is Emotional Regulation? Emotional regulation is the ability to effectively manage and respond to an emotional experience. Why is Emotional Regulation Important? Emotional regulation helps kids Process difficult experiences and feelings without getting “out of control” Label emotions and identify their feelings Build self-awareness of feelings and responses to situations Recognize if an emotional response is appropriate or not to a given situation Gain efficient coping and self-regulation strategies Participate in daily activities includingContinue reading “Emotional Regulation for Children”

Calming Space for Kids

’cause we all need a little zen… Every child needs a little zen in their day-to-day life as it can get quite hectic when things don’t go their way, their school and extracurricular activities are never ending, or they are overstimulated with technology and real life. I believe one very important place all children (toddlers to teens) should have in their home (and/or classroom) is a designated calming space. A calming space is a designatedContinue reading “Calming Space for Kids”