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, TraumaLeave a Comment

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, ResilienceLeave a Comment

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 CurriculumLeave a Comment

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

School Based FocusedKids “Brain Break” Store Opens

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Energize & Release Lesson

When kids get the wiggles, they need a Brain Break!  Brain Breaks are vitally important for children as they progress through their day.  Brief times to stop, calm down, or move and refocus provide support for maintaining self-control.  FocusedKids curriculum offers many exercises involving the breath, the body, and the senses to use as brain breaks.  They are embedded in each lesson. … Read More

School Based FocusedKids "Brain Break" Store Opens

Kathy HegbergBrain, ParentingLeave a Comment

When kids get the wiggles, they need a Brain Break!  Brain Breaks are vitally important for children as they progress through their day.  Brief times to stop, calm down, or move and refocus provide support for maintaining self-control.  FocusedKids curriculum offers many exercises involving the breath, the body, and the senses to use as brain breaks.  They are embedded in each lesson. … Read More