Posts from the category: Developing Emotionally

How to Boost Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

How To Boost Your Child's Emotional Intelligence: Managing Big Emotions

Living with young children, we all know how BIG their emotions can be.

 As adults we get it but as parents we don't always like it. 
Thinking back to the first year at school for one of my own, when talking to her classroom teacher we could have been describing two different children such were the … [Read more...]

Don’t Wait Until They Leave Home: Staying Connected with Your Grown Child Starts Now

Don't Wait Until They Leave Home! Why Staying Connected With Grown Up Kids Starts Now

My son has lived away from home for a number of years as he studied for his degree. Soon, he will further his study in a different country. Our life as a family is changing, maturing.  Much as our relationship must change and mature. How have I kept, and how do I keep, connected with this … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Connecting With Kids Through Art…Without the Overwhelm

5 Tips for Connecting with Kids Through Art..Without the Overwhelm

Raising creative children can seem like one more box to check off on the list of parenting to-dos. It's tucked somewhere in between making sure they have decent table manners and know the answer to math questions such as 8+5? As a parent, I know it can feel overwhelming to add one more item to that … [Read more...]

7 Simple Tips for Connecting with Your Kids Even On Your Busiest Days

7 Simple Tips for Connecting with Your Kids Even On Your Busiest Days

Today I am excited to share with you the Heart Matters: Connecting With Kids series that will be running through January here at Childhood 101. Over the course of the month I have invited bloggers from around the globe to share their stories and suggestions for making connection happen. And what … [Read more...]

Books for Kids (Of All Ages) Who Worry

Books for Kids Who Worry

All kids worry at some time, and some children struggle with anxious feelings on a regular basis. This collection of books features books that teachers and parents can use to open discussion with children about feeling worried, with most also including ideas that children can try to manage anxious … [Read more...]

5 Mindfulness Apps for Kids

5 Mindfulness Apps for Kids. Great for home and school.

My Miss 8 has always been a good sleeper, ever since she was around 7 weeks old when she started sleeping through the night - while we were travelling on an interstate trip, no less! However every now and then, when she has something on her mind, she will come to us for help as she is having … [Read more...]

Managing Big Emotions: Printable Emotions Cards & Matching Game

Managing Big Emotions: Printable Emotions Cards and Matching Game. Great for use with children of all ages at home or school.

There are so many ways that a set of emotions cards can be used with children at home and school. These types of activities are particularly valuable for helping children to learn to recognise and regulate their own big emotions, as well as learning to recognise and empathise with others struggling … [Read more...]

Yoga for Kids: Sun Salutation for Kids

Yoga for Kids: Printable Sun Salutation Sequence

Today the very talented author of Kids Yoga Stories, Giselle Shardlow, is back with a fabulous yoga sequence to use with kids, and it's also available as a very handy printable. Enjoy! Sun salutations are the core to any yoga sequence. Practicing sun salutes with your children will: Help calm … [Read more...]