How To Crush Your Child’s Negative Self Talk And Why You Need To Do This

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Table Talk Conversation: What does negative self talk mean to you? Your Family’s Table Talk “Talking Points” are in the Conclusion below. Negative self-talk is something that we all experience from time-to-time. It’s that inner voice inside all of us which, at times, can be positive or negative. When that voice is negative it can…

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How To Master Mental Imagery To Give Your Child A Competitive Edge

Mental Imagery Competitive Edge

The power of mental imagery for both adults and children is incredible in helping us reach our goals. Top athletes, Olympians, students and some of the most successful people in the world utilize this strategy to give themselves a competitive edge to win at whatever they do. Mental imagery to some may sound silly, but…

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What Is Positive Education And How To Apply It At Home

Positive education is a relatively new approach to education that is being used to increase the overall happiness and well-being of students today. But what is positive education, exactly? And how can you apply it in your own home? And, quite frankly, why does it matter? What is Positive Education? According to the World Government Summit,…

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EFT Tapping: The What, How and Why your Family Will Love It

Have you known anyone who uses EFT Tapping to control stress and anxiety? Do you even know what EFT Tapping is? Don’t worry, if you don’t. While the technique was introduced in the 90s, it still isn’t widely practiced, although it is catching on more and more. EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. EFT is…

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Why Mindfulness in Education is Needed and How to Get Started

Mindfulness in education? Healthy stress is just a part of life. It helps kids and adults, alike, to be challenged to grow. However, stress in the educational system has gotten out of hand. Students are feeling pressured to excel in rigorous academic settings while maintaining busy recreational schedules. Parents are stressed and exhausted, running kids…

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Why Parents Should Support Social and Emotional Learning

Are you familiar with Social and Emotional Learning, also known as SEL? According to McGraw Hill Education, “A growing body of research identifies successful social and emotional learning (SEL) as a key element for advancing student achievement in school and beyond. This emerging learning practice is being integrated in classrooms and schools, as well as in the…

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Why Mindfulness for Kids Benefits Your Family (and How To Do It)


Mindfulness for kids? Studies today clearly indicate that children of all ages can hugely benefit from mindfulness. But first, what is mindfulness, exactly? According to, “Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on…

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Struggling with Faith: What to Do When Your Kids Start Questioning Faith

Is your teen struggling with faith? Or are you, perhaps? It’s definitely not an easy topic or one taken lightly. Most adults, if they’re going to be honest, will admit to going through periods in their life where they questioned what they believed. I recently chatted with Mark Gregston, co-founder of heartlight ministries and host…

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Questions for Kids: 31 Questions you’ll Love Asking Your Kids [Infographic]

How many parents ask the same boring questions for kids? You know, like, “How was school?” “Great” [door slams] Dr. Lisa Damour shared with us, “Parents want to understand and get to know their kids and often we do that by asking them questions about how their day was. I think that parents are often…

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7 Strategies for Raising a Success Kid Who has Lifelong Success

So you want to raise a successful kid? Let me preface this post by saying that there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all parenting manual for success. All kids are different (which parents really begin to understand when they have kids who are completely different in personality). That said, we all know that school systems,…

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