Set Your Child Up for School Success with These Healthy Brain Tips

Shayla GrovesBrain, Feelings, Gratitude, Mental Health, Mindfulness With Kids, Parenting, Self-Regulation, Social Emotional Health

Back to School Brain Tips

Going back to school brings up a lot of feelings for everyone – parents and kids alike! The transition can feel overwhelming. Set everyone up for success this school year by establishing good sleep routines, making time to connect and talk about how the day is going to go, building predictable routines, reciting a family mantra, and practicing gratitude. Your child’s brain will thank you – and so will their teacher!

Giving Thought: FocusedKids Helps Children Learn to Self-Regulate

Shayla GrovesBrain, In the Press, Mental Health, Mindfulness With Kids, News & Events, Parenting, Research, Self-Regulation, Teachers, Trauma

Tamara Tormohlen

FocusedKids is a community-based program that teaches children about their brains and to provide strategies to help them self-regulate. The FocusedKids core program offers a classroom curriculum teaching three parts of the brain, both live and online. Participants learn how the brain works and practice exercises that help calm and focus. Both teachers and children participate using FocusedKids supporting materials and a well-defined implementation schedule.

How to Involve Kids in Pandemic Holiday Planning

Kathy HegbergBrain, Gratitude, Kindness, Mindfulness With Kids, Parenting, Resilience

Kind Kangaroo

Here at FocusedKids we are trying not to exhaust ourselves by worrying about plans for the upcoming Holidays. We are reminding ourselves to be patient and grateful, and figure we are successful in those endeavors about 40% of the time. (Truth: maybe only 30%!). We hope the following tips will help you navigate the holiday season however you plan to spend it.

FocusedFamilies – Weekly Conversations for Parents

Kathy HegbergMindfulness, Mindfulness With Kids, News & Events, Parenting, Parents Curriculum

Back to School Mindfulness

Join the conversation with FocusedKids and parents as we navigate these challenging times. FocusedKids’ new parent program aims to support families as you prepare to send your children back to school virtually or in-person this Fall. We will provide parents with calming strategies so you can show up for yourself and kids in a healthy way.

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