My Favorite apps and Youtube Channels to help kids with anxiety and BIG emotions

My Favorite apps and Youtube Channels to help kids with anxiety and BIG emotions
What apps and youtube do you recommend for yoga and mindfulness?

I get asked this question quite a bit so I put my favorites in one list!  

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3 ways our kids can use the POWER of the BREATH

3 ways our kids can use the POWER of the BREATH
Coming to the breath is a wonderful way for us to calm the nervous system and pop us back into the present moment.  Use one of these for breath awareness, calming the nervous system, or energizing to stimulate the brain.

For Breath Awareness: Blow through a Straw


For Calm: Heart Breath


For Energy: Joy Breath

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Do you have an inconsolable baby or child?

Do you have an inconsolable baby or child?
In our house, having essential oil rollers around for certain needs is a must!

Not only do they ease the kids' worries, but I'm remaining more calm because we have a resource for each problem that arises.
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Can you be a Peaceful Piggy?

As we set up our Homeschool routines this fall, I have to constantly revisit my intention for deciding to homeschool.  

Setting up successful tools and strategies for myself and my children to build a lifelong mental health practice.

I'd like to share one practice here.  We build a calm down bin with a few items that may help in times of overwhelming emotions.  In these 2 videos, we show the book and the mindful jar that you can build with your children.  

I love the analogy of the jar and the mind.  

Sometimes our thoughts are swirling and fast and with a little bit of calming time those thoughts and emotions can settle and we can think a bit clearer.





Eating Chocolate is supposed to be slow and mindful! It's soooooooo good!

Please tell me you aren't the small percentage of people that don't like chocolate or are allergic to chocolate.!!!

 I sympathize with you, but it's hard to empathize because I just NEED to eat it!

For this mindfulness activity that's great for kids too, grab a piece of chocolate (m+ms are great because they don't melt in the hand) or a small fruit like a strawberry or raisin.

First, look at the food noticing anything about the appearance.  
Then, smell the food noticing how it smells.
Next, place it in the mouth without chewing.  Move it around the mouth noticing texture and temperature.
Finally, slowly chew paying special attention to how the teeth feel while biting it and how it tastes in different parts of the mouth.

That's how to mindfully eat!  Here are 2 videos to watch and try with us!






With Joy,
Tanya and Taylor


 
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