Happy Holidays from Mindful Moose and Friends

Kathy HegbergGratitude, Mindfulness, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

  Managing the “wiggles” during the holidays.Focused Friends have some ideas! Hi everyone! The holidays are upon us and with them comes the excitement and attendant stress.  How can a family have fun without spinning out of control…or when that happens how does it recover? We’ve attached some ideas from FocusedKids along with other resources to give you ideas about how … Read More

A Mindful Halloween

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  How to Have a Mindful Halloween… Calm the Gobblins Down! Remember…your child’s brain is probably moving into hyper-drive with the excitement that surrounds this time of year.  And you’re probably asking how do we have fun without the craziness? A Less Sweet Halloween As the season of eating and cravings begins soon with the sweetest event, Halloween, our brain parts … Read More

FocusedKids, the brain, and homework.

Kathy HegbergBrain, Parenting, Self-CareLeave a Comment

The school-year challenge is on: Helping kids manage their energy, their mood, and their attention! Post-school day activities are integral to a positive school experience.  Things to provide for: Release the energy! Turn off cell phones and screens – yours included! Make a “to-do” list. Reduce distractions. Take a mindful break. 5 ways to help your child focus It’s 3 … Read More

Magic of a Second

Kathy HegbergMindfulnessLeave a Comment

Mindfulness comes in many forms these days. “Short times, many times,” more extended sittings, mindful eating, mindful walking, mindful seeing, online mindful programs, mindful webinars, mindful retreats and so on. All have their place, but I often see us, as adults, missing the point or having inhuman expectations in our mindfulness practices. Wanting to control our thoughts, or when we … Read More

Change the world, change yourself!

Kathy HegbergMindfulness, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi Welcome back to school! Hope everyone had a great Spring Break. This month’s FocusedKids blog is stealing from a wonderful website called www.WithPause.com. Just a gentle reminder to help yourself first as you return to the fast-paced world … Read More

A Still Quiet Place

Kathy HegbergFeelings, MindfulnessLeave a Comment

Amy Saltzman is a leader in the field of mindfulness with kids and created the book A Still Quiet Place as a wonderful resource for those who are doing this work.  One of the things children struggle with most is identifying and coping with feelings.  Being able to do this is an essential part of self-regulation, and developing overall executive function. … Read More

The “Yes Brain” is out!! Must read!

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Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson have a new book—THE YES BRAIN—coming out this week, and I’m excited to encourage you to order your own copy.  It builds on their previous work, which you may already know about:  the New York Times bestsellers THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD and NO-DRAMA DISCIPLINE. As they’ve explained it to me, they’ve written this book as … Read More

The "Yes Brain" is out!! Must read!

Kathy HegbergBook ReviewsLeave a Comment

Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson have a new book—THE YES BRAIN—coming out this week, and I’m excited to encourage you to order your own copy.  It builds on their previous work, which you may already know about:  the New York Times bestsellers THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD and NO-DRAMA DISCIPLINE. As they’ve explained it to me, they’ve written this book as … Read More

Happy Holidays!

Kathy HegbergGratitudeLeave a Comment

Hi everyone- The holidays can be a wonderful time of year when families and friends unite in order to celebrate and spend quality time together. This is also the time of year to give thanks to the people and things we are most grateful for. At FocusedKids we developed the “Grateful Goat” exercise to use during the season and had … Read More