iPhone Overboard: Using Co-regulation in a Sink-or-Swim Moment
Parent Teaching Moment Blog - iPhone Overboard: Using Co-regulation in a Sink-or-Swim Moment. Sometimes it take a little or big mistake to learn a valuable lesson. This summer my son dropped my cell phone in the Gent river by accident and I really surprised myself with how I reacted and the impact it had on our relationship. Read more about this experience and the lesson that I took away from it. #makesociallearningstick #regulation
Gratitude with a Tween Twist
Gratitude with a Twist - Blog. With November being a month to focus on what we are thankful for, I wanted to share this personal story of how my son Gabe came up with his own system for expressing his appreciation. #MakeSocialLearningStick #Gratitude
Time-In Tool Kit
What if "Stop crying" turned into "I'm listening" for an entire generation? The Time-In ToolKit is a guided resource that nurtures social and emotional skills in children and adults alike via play and positive discipline.
Parenting with a Growth Mindset: Helping Kids Believe in the Value of Failure
Parenting with a Growth Mindset: Helping Kids Believe in the Value of Failure, Helping children learn from their mistakes and celebrate their failures use to sound crazy, but now it’s the norm for many parents and teachers, thanks to the work of Carol Dwe
Peacemaker Mindfulness Cards
"PeaceMakers help children and adults connect in daily, playful ways around the things that matter most: our ideas and our feelings. Each card delivers a unique, affirming message designed to nurture emotional intelligence including self-love, social skills, a growth mindset, confidence, and more.
Make it Stick Monday: Self- Compassion
"I usually write to parents about tools and strategies to help their kids, but sometimes it’s the parents who need support, myself included. It’s essential for parents, and especially those whose kids have special needs, to find time to take care of ourselves. It’s not easy to do, but if we don’t put on our own oxygen mask first, if we’re anxious and short-tempered, what good will we be to our child?"
Getting curious about how someone feels and using these strategies during everyday interactions at home (during meals, watching shows, playing games, reading books, etc.) and in the community (on the road, at the store, running errands, etc.) can help pave the way in your child’s brain to build more compassion, kindness, and empathy. This ultimately fuels connection and boosts confidence and well-being.
FREE Download - Gratitude Worksheet and IOU Coupon for Kids
Doing this exercise helps children focus on the positive things in their life and the people who support them. But taking it to the next level of giving back and showing people how you feel can bring an even more profound sense of connection and appreciation.
Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable - Make Social Learning Stick!
Back to School Blog: Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable. How I am helping my kids cope with their stress, anxiety, and uncomfortable feelings during their transitions into middle school and high school.
A guide for busy parents to help your child
Listening, communication and relationship skills to build better friendships Navigating transitions, boundaries and trying new things Managing big feelings, like meltdowns, mood swings, overwhelm & more Developing focus to do what we ask (like schoolwork!) instead of resisting or complaining Being more confident & less sensitive or anxious
Help Children Build Emotional Intelligence
Fun, super simple methods for building emotional intelligence in children. For more ideas, check out Elizabeth's book, "Make Social Learning Stick", or visit her website when you click this pin.