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

Pet the Lizard

Bill HegbergMindfulness With Kids, Self-CareLeave a Comment

With yet another disaster to cause us stress, children add more stress to their already stressful lives.  Rick Hanson posted his “Pet the Lizard” exercise for adults in his recent newsletter.  I adapted it for kids to use at home and in the classroom as a way to help kids to quell their fears. Materials: Lizard puppet or toy, crayons … Read More