Form & Info
Neurosequential Model in Education
The brain develops and is organized from the bottom up. The functions our brain controls start with our basic body functions low in the brainstem and move up to...
Metacognition - How Thinking About Thinking Can Help Kids
In order to thrive, kids need to be able to make the transition from the negative “I can’t” to the proactive “How can I?”
How to Teach Your Kids About The Brain
When children understand what’s happening in the brain, it can be the first step to having the power to make choices. Knowledge can be equally powerful to parents too.
Anxiety In Kids
Anxiety is a normal response to something dangerous or stressful. It becomes a problem when...
Be The Calm You Want to See in Your Child
The worry begins as a trickle in his mind. It develops momentum and drops into his body causing his palms to sweat...
Mental Heath Resources
What is Mindfulness?
As mindfulness gains cultural momentum, there is a risk that its definition becomes more muddled. If we are to practice effectively and teach these practices to our students and communities, conceptual clarity is important.
A Basic Meditation to Strengthen Neural Connections
We are all born with a specific set of physical parameters, but if we eat right, take care of ourselves, and work out, we can build muscle, flexibility, and endurance. The same is true for our minds:
The Key To Strengthening Mindfulness
“Simple, but not easy.” As anyone who’s ever practiced mindfulness knows, it’s simple to pay attention and feel our breath for a moment. Strengthening awareness into a more continuous habit is the true challenge.
When Mindfulness Meets the Classroom
Many educators are introducing meditation into the classroom as a means of improving kids’ attention and emotional regulation.
How to Practice Mindfulness With Children
When you look at your child and take a glance into childhood, what is it that you see? Do you see unending curiosity, innocence, and whimsy or maybe you see the metaphorical blank canvas that is just waiting to be splashed with the colors of life.
Help! I'm Stressed About Going Back to School!
Mindfulness is all about being in the present moment, with compassion towards yourself and others. When you’re fully mindful, you won’t get as carried away by your stress and worries about going back to school.
Does Mindfulness Actually Work in Schools?
A research team in Chicago has spent a year studying whether students who are taught to be in touch with their emotions do better academically. And they say the initial results are promising.
Mindfulness of Anger
Take three minutes and try this mindfulness practice for dealing with one of our strongest emotions.
Free Guided Meditations
UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center offers free guided meditations in English and Spanish. They also offer 6 week online courses.
Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility
It’s hard to see a child unhappy. Whether a child is crying over the death of a pet or the popping of a balloon, our instinct is to make it better, fast.