Gratitude has Phenomenal Benefits! Especially when it comes to all areas of physical and psychological health.
With this download, we want to provide concrete tools & strategies to help children & adults too who need to retrain their brains to cultivate gratitude.
Download this easy step-by-step guide on ways that you can connect with your child(ren) in the morning.
The morning is where we have had the night to re-calibrate our nervous system, and our children begin the day with a clean slate. Often how that morning starts can set the tone for the rest of the day—this is particularly important when they are in school. We want to send our children into the day in a state of connection so here are a few ways you can do that.
Returning to school can be stressful for both parents and children.
No matter what their age, feeling apprehensive about going back is normal. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to soothe their apprehension and get them back into routine. Download our free printable to get you started!
Over three decades of research have shown that regular family meals offer a wide variety of physical, social-emotional and academic benefits. While some of these benefits can be gained through other activities, eating together is the only single activity that is known to provide all of them at the same time.
We recommend combining food, fun and conversation at mealtimes because those three ingredients are the recipe for a warm, positive family dinner — the type of environment that makes these scientifically proven benefits possible.
Studies have shown that kids who regularly get an adequate amount of sleep have improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, and overall mental and physical health. Not getting enough sleep can lead to high blood pressure, obesity and even depression.
Infants: 12-16 hours; 1-2y: 11-14 hours; 3-5y: 10-13 hours; 6-12y: 9-12hours; 12-18y: 8-10 hours
Download our free printable to get your child sleeping better.
When media is used intentionally and in developmentally appropriate ways, media can enhance daily life. When used without clear intention it can displace many important activities and interfere with a child's development. By creating a media plan, you can be aware of when you were using media to achieve your purpose. The printable will help you create solid goals and rules that are aligned with your families values.
Time-In's are a simple alternative to a time-out. A time-out is where a child is put in isolation as a form of punishment. A time-in is an opportunity for co-regulation, skill building, a developmentally appropriate way to remove a child from a situation they can't handle, and set an appropriate limit.
Download this easy step-by-step guide on implementing time-in's with your child.
In the past few years, "grit" has become a buzzword in child development and education circles. In psychology, grit is based on an individual's passion, motivation, and determination to achieve a certain goal.
“7 Ways to Cultivate Grit in Children” , written by Jill Ceder, explores 7 instrumental tools to help your child develop grit and perseverance.
Trauma can significantly impact a child, and those caring for them are often left with questions about how to best help.
This wonderful resource will share evidence- based strategies to help a child emotionally regulate and ground after a traumatic event. It also includes a resource from the Child Trauma Academy on “Helping Traumatized Children: A Brief Overview for Caregivers.”
“Connection Rituals to Battle Anxiety” provides parents, caregivers, and professionals with concrete tools and rituals to help children who struggle with anxiety.
Anxiety is often (but not always) a symptom of disconnection - even if this isn’t the source of the anxiety, the connection with a caregiver most often relieves the anxiety. This has to do with our innate drive to ‘be in attachment’ with our caregivers.
“Cultivating Resiliency in Children” provides parents, caregivers and professionals with concrete tools and strategies to raise resilient children.
Resilient children are confident problem solvers, critical thinkers, independent, motivated, have a high self-esteem, and are courageous in navigating life’s challenges.
“Words to Calm a Child” provides key phrases parents and caregivers can utilize to promote emotion regulation and connection with a child struggling with anxiety, anger, or sadness. We also provide a quick formula to effectively set limits with children, and recommend some phrases to repair the relationship if you lose your cool in the heat of the moment.