Mindful Kids

What is mindfulness? That depends on whom you ask! Here is a definition by John Kabat-Zin, Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts. “Mindfulness is the opposite of being on autopilot.“ Specifically, mindfulness is: Paying attention on purpose In the moment While being nonjudgmental The thing we are…
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Goals increase success

How many goals do you have? You may have a personal goal, health goals, educational goals, work goals, or even financial goals. You likely know that setting goals increases performance. It also increases your likelihood of success. But did you know that goals can also increase happiness? Goals make us…
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Parenting brain growth

Neuroscientists say that the effect of good parenting goes beyond an emotional or psychological impact. It has biochemical impacts on the brain. Let’s find out how. Wiring and pruning Every brain has the same basic parts. Yet each brain is ‘wired’ differently.This wiring is the connection between different areas of the…
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Who needs sleep?

We need sleep. Sleep. We know we need it. We know it’s good for us. But did you know that helping your child develop healthy sleep patterns is one of the most important things you can do for them? There is an incredible body of research around the importance of…
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Natural problem solvers

A typical day You’ve just been to the grocery store. You are trying to make your way into your home with kids and groceries and everything else. Your kids are talking to you. You are trying not to drop the bags. The key is sticking in the lock. You are figuring…
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How failure helps kids

The world’s youngest scientists Has your child ever dropped a spoon on the floor on purpose? You pick it up. They do it again, and again, and again. It can drive us crazy. Kids are born scientists. They want to know: Will the spoon always fall on the ground? Does…
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Decision-making for kids

Are they ready? Imagine if your child made all the household decisions. You may end up with ice cream for breakfast, a house full of puppies, non-stop screen time, and utter chaos. Kids aren’t ready to make all the household decisions. And we know it is often faster and easier to…
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