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Psychological Safety: What Our Kids Need Most During the COVID-19 Crisis

By |2020-05-08T01:47:20+00:00May 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|

By: Jaclyn Long, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Mindful Child & Family Therapy Children around the world are sitting with unprocessed grief. Most children don’t know how to express the grief they feel about all that they lost so quickly. The unprocessed sadness and tension often builds up inside, leading to off-track behaviors. Their off-track behaviors [...]

5 Ways Working Parents Can Weave Love Into the Day During the COVID-19 Lockdown

By |2020-05-08T02:09:45+00:00April 24th, 2020|Parenting|

Here are five simple ways that working parents can weave a little love into our children’s day during the COVID-19 lockdown: 1) “Hug Bombs” in between meetings. Even though you only have one minute in between meetings, it can make a big difference for your child to feel your love. Open your arms wide, [...]

Discipline Your Toddler Effectively – The Gentle Way – Part 3

By |2020-04-21T02:25:42+00:00April 4th, 2017|Parenting|

Part 3: Mindful Parenting Can Be Challenging Mindful Parenting Can Be Challenging… But It’s Worth It If we do want to teach our children how to effectively manage her/his frustration when they are frustrated and don't like what is happening, then we can first set the intention to be more aware of what we [...]

Discipline Your Toddler Effectively – The Gentle Way – Part 2

By |2020-04-21T02:25:42+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Parenting|

Part 2: Our Brains Don’t Like Punishment Our Brains Don’t Like Punishment Let’s take a look at what happens to your kid’s brain when you use a harsh, punitive approach to discipline. When your child hears you yell or express disapproval of them, it sends a warning signal to their limbic system (the emotional [...]

Discipline Your Toddler Effectively – The Gentle Way – Part 1

By |2020-04-21T02:25:42+00:00April 2nd, 2017|Parenting|

  Part 1: Discipline defined Ask any mom of a toddler: disciplining children is uber challenging. It's even harder for single moms, moms with special needs kids, moms with kids who are sick, moms who are sick or who have a partner who is sick, moms without financial resources, moms without solid social / [...]