Happy 2020 From FocusedKids!

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What we are looking forward to… More happy, focused kids. More happy parents and teachers. One FocusedKids Lesson book! Creating FocusedKids online classes. FocusedKids Community Chats. Growing our community partnerships. More evaluation outcomes. A HAPPIER, CALMER, WORLD!

Getting Kids Unhooked From Their Smartphones

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Conversations with both parents and teachers these days seem consumed with what to do about kids and their devices. From a neurodevelopment perspective, the answer is simple. Put them away unless you absolutely need them! Observationally, when a preschooler arrives at the beginning of the day glued to his parent’s smartphone, after the parent leaves (with the phone) that child … Read More

Change the world, change yourself!

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“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

Back to School!

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Going back to school can include a mixture of eagerness and anxiety both for you and the kids.  We’ve worked together using FocusedKids to teach children strategies for managing stress, but it’s important for you as teachers to have the same tools.  So, I’d like to highlight a few ways mindfulness can enhance and create a climate for learning in the classroom … Read More